Inactive Accessible View

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WCAG 2.0 - 4.1.2 A Impact - Critical

Clickable views should include text and or a content description. They should also be accessibility focusable.

Supported within:
XML Layouts


Issues found by this rule impact anyone using assistive technology. Inability to interact with control while using assistive technology (AT) when the same control can be interacted without AT is an issue.


The version of Android, device, and manufacturer may play a part in issue detection.


  1. Turn on TalkBack or SwitchAccess
  2. One of the following will happen:
    • Inaccessible: The view is unable to be focused and or interact with.
    • Accessible: The view is focused and available to interact with.

How to Fix

Avoid setting the importantForAccessibility property on tappable views with meaningful information to no. Views that people can access without assistive technology should be available for those using assistive technology.