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Inspecting accessibility

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Identify and fix accessibility issues to ensure that users with disabilities can quickly access and efficiently operate your application. By using the Accessibility Inspector tool, you can check what your application looks like to users of varying visual ability and review UI components that are not accessible.

  1. Open the application or portal that you want to inspect.

  2. In the developer toolbar, click the Accessibility icon.

  3. In the Accessibility Inspector pane, check if your application is compliant with best practices for accessibility:

    1. In the Disability preview list, select the visual ability preview.

      For example: Select Protanopia to check if the design and contrast level of your application is suitable for users with red-green confusion.
    2. In the list of issue categories, expand each node, and then navigate to the rules that impact accessibility.

      For example: Click Content Provide an associated label Driver to open and edit the section that is missing a label.
      Note: Not all warnings require an intervention. For example, adding labels to decorative images might crowd out useful information in screen readers.
      List of UI issues in the Accessibility Inspector
  4. Optional:

    To highlight page elements that are affected by issues, in the Accessibility Inspector pane, click the Display menu options for Accessibility Inspector icon, and then click Draw outline around on-page issues.

  • Accessibility standards in Pega Platform

    Pega supports users with disabilities by continuously integrating the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) standards into the architecture of applications that you develop in Pega Platform. As a consequence, Pega Platform applications include accessibility features by default, which makes them more convenient for users who rely on assistive technology.

  • Common mistakes in designing accessibility

    Poor design choices can make navigating your application more difficult for users with disabilities. By reviewing the list of the most common design mistakes, you can improve the quality of your UI, and make it more accessible.

  • Best practices for accessibility

    Accessible design helps users with disabilities access the full range of your application's features. By following best practices for accessibility, you ensure that your application meets the industry standards for all types of users.

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