Making the connection between HTML and UI Automation Patterns

This post discusses how your HTML UI can automatically support various UI Automation patterns, and how you can verify the results by using the Inspect SDK tool.   Introduction The Narrator screen reader uses the Windows UI Automation (UIA) API to access UI presented by your app. So Narrator will access UIA properties relating to…

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How a table at MSDN became accessible

This post describes a recent update to an MSDN page where an inaccessible image of a table was replaced with an accessible table, and how a dev using the Narrator screen reader can now interact with the updated content.   Introduction When I was researching Narrator announcing an item’s status, I found a page at…

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Narrator announcing an item’s status

This post discusses ways to use the UIA ItemStatus property in your app’s UI to have some current status exposed by an element. The details included below reflect the behavior of the Windows platform as it stands at the time this post is written.   Introduction A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with…

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