Robust, efficient and accurate accessibility testing tools for all
Built on the world’s most popular accessibility testing library, axe-core. Deque’s suite of axe tools offers full coverage for your testing and compliance needs.
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- Automated testing
- Intelligent Guided Testing™
- Save & export results
This powerful and accurate toolkit can get you to 80% accessibility issue coverage, or more, during development.
- Automated testing
- Intelligent Guided Testing
- CI/CD integrations
- Command-line interface (CLI)
Perform full-coverage, consistent Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) audits of all content and applications.
- Comprehensive manual testing methodology
- Predefined issues for all content
- Group and filter issues for easy communication
Dynamically scan, monitor and report on the accessibility status of your entire website.
- Web pages and PDFs
- Scan whole sites
- Scan behind authentication and firewalls
- Watch your status across drill down dashboards
My recommendation is to conduct smart accessibility testing, and that means if you’re looking at things from a pattern perspective first, from your design system for example, you want to be able to put a lot of attention on that. You want to be able to run it through automated testing, we use the axe solution for that.”
— Elle Waters Senior Accessibility Product Manager, Digital Experience at Adobe
Benefits of working with axe tools
Saves Time & Resources
Full Coverage Compliance
Reliable Compliance Monitoring
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Frequently Asked Questions
Often referred to as digital accessibility testing tools, they exist to surface usability barriers for people with disabilities so that they can be fixed. There are a range of tools which help accomplish this. Some are automated or semi-automated and can test for specific barriers and others a wide array. It’s important to select a tool that avoids creating false positives, which wastes valuable development time.
There are 3 types of accessibility testing. 1) Automated- like when a rules engine like axe-core, scans, or analyzes a web page against accessibility standards, such as WCAG. 2) Semi-automated- sometimes referred to as guided testing, like the Intelligent Guided Testing (IGTs) in axe DevTools which rely on question and answer prompts. 3) Manual- when an accessibility expert uses assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and lived experiences to catch complex accessibility barriers that automation is unable to reliably detect.
Web accessibility testing tools that are build on axe-core are the best in the world. The axe Linter for VS Code is a popular free static code analysis tool used by over 20,000 developers. The free axe DevTools browser extension is available in Chrome, Firefox and Edge and is used by hundreds of thousands of people around the globe to catch accessibility errors.
Another popular free tool is Google Lighthouse, which is also powered by axe-core.
Apple and Google provide limited support for accessibility testing of mobile applications with their tools: Accessibility Inspector built into Xcode and Google Scanner on the Play Store. While these tools are free, they won’t capture the same issues and coverage may not align with WCAG’s guidelines.