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Interactive elements assisted test

Identify issues in the accessibility properties of interactive elements.

Interactive elements include buttons, links, menus, and more. These interactive elements have accessibility properties such as accessible name, role, and state. These accessibility properties helps assistive technologies such as screen readers to understand how to handle an interactive element.

An interactive elements assisted test checks the following accessibility properties of the interactive elements:

  • Accessible name: Describes what the interactive element does.
  • Role: Describes the purpose of the interactive element.
  • State: Describes the state of the interactive element.

Interactive elements assisted test involves the following steps:

Run an interactive elements assisted test

To run an interactive elements assisted test, follow these steps:

  1. Launch BrowserStack Accessibility Toolkit.
  2. In the Assisted Test tile, click Select test.
    Click Select test to launch an assisted test
  3. From the Starting test drop-down, select the Interactive elements test type. Select Assisted Test type
  4. Select the test scope:
    • Full page: Select this option to test the entire page.
    • Part of a page: Select this option to test a part of the page. If you select this option, you are prompted to manually select a DOM section on the page.
  5. Click Start test. The assisted test detects all the interactive elements on the pageß.
  6. The assisted test confirms whether any interactive elements were missed. Select Yes or No to confirm.
    • If you select Yes, the assisted test asks you to manually select the missed interactive elements by using a mouse or the DOM selector. By default, mouse selection is on. You can also use the DOM tree to select a DOM section.
    • If you select No, it means that no interactive elements were missed.
      The missed elements that you selected are shown in the middle section of the assisted test.
  7. After all the elements are selected, the assisted test captures screenshots of the elements.

Review interactive assisted test results

  1. After you run the interactive assisted test, the test shows the following accessibility information for each element:
    • Accessible name: Describes what an element does.
      The test flags if a generic text is used as the accessible name for the element. To know more, see the generic phrase rule
    • Role: Describes the purpose of the element.
      The test flags if the element’s role is missing or is not appropriate for the element’s function. To know more, see the role missing rule
    • State: Describes the state of the element.
      The test flags if the element has missing or incorrect states or properties that are essential for screen reader users to understand and interact with the conveyed content. To know more, see the state property missing rule
  2. The test prompts you to answer three questions to review the current accessibility information it detected. Review test results
  3. After you review and answer the questions, click Submit review. If you want to update the review, click Update review.
  4. Click Next. The test shows the identified issues.
  5. Click the component to view the issue details and recommendations on how to fix them.
  6. Click Save & end test. The assisted test prompts you to save the test report.
  7. Enter the report name and click Save. You can share the report link or download the report as a CSV file.

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