axe: Accessibility for Development Teams

Start building accessibility into your dev process today.

    Choose the axe that works for you.

    Free axe Testing Apps

    Looking for immediate accessibility gratification? You can start your automated testing in a matter of minutes with our free axe browser extensions or native mobile apps.

    Available for…
    iOS (coming soon!)

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    axe-pro (beta)

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    DIY Accessibility Testing with the axe API

    Build accessibility testing into your automated testing environment with our open source axe rules libraries. Available for…

    Getting Started with an axe Browser Extension

    1. Download the axe extension for Chrome or the axe extension for Firefox.
    2. Go to the page you want to test.
    3. Open up your browser’s developer tools menu. You can accomplish this by right-clicking on the page and selecting “Inspect” or “Inspect Element.”
    4. Select the axe tab in the developer tools menu. In Firefox the tab is named “Accessibility” or “axe Accessibility Audit.”
    5. Hit the big “Analyze” button.On the left-hand side of the axe dashboard, you’ve got a handy list of accessibility issues and how many times the issue occurs on the page. When you click on an issue, a detailed explanation is provided to the right of the list and includes:
      • A description of the issue with a link to additional info available for free on Deque University
      • A snippet of the code that has caused the issue
      • Guidelines for fixing the issue
      • Information about the severity of the issue and which accessibility guidelines are being violated (e.g. WCAG 2.0, Section 508, etc.)
      • And the “Inspect” button which will bring you to the problem-code in your browser’s page inspector

    Download the axe browser extension

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    Join the axe Community

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    The axe team maintains active channels on Gitter and the A11y workspace on Slack.