Microsoft selects Deque’s aXe for Sonar Project

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Earlier this year, Microsoft debuted their Sonar project, dubbed a "linting tool for the web". Sonar encourages developers to test for accessibility early in the development process using Deque's axe-core library under the hood, in addition to rules for interoperability, security, and performance. We're thrilled to see our work leveraged in open source projects from Microsoft and Google, since it means tech giants recognize our… Continue Reading Microsoft selects Deque’s aXe for Sonar Project

Intro to the Accessibility Inspector Tool for iOS Native Apps

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In last week's video, I forecasted that I would wrap-up the three-part series on Android Accessibility APIs and build my own version of how to properly make a layout accessibility focusable. However, I have been traveling to accessibility camps and have not had the time to code this example. So instead, this week I will answer a question I had seen come up in my previous webinar… Continue Reading Intro to the Accessibility Inspector Tool for iOS Native Apps

[Video] Android Accessibility APIs – How a Google+ Post is Implemented

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Let's talk about native Android accessibility. If you watched my video from last week, I chose Google Plus as our sample application and reflected on the good and bad of the Google Plus single post layout as it affects accessibility. This week, let's a bit more about how they accomplished this result. Going forward into next week, we'll wrap up with an account of how you… Continue Reading [Video] Android Accessibility APIs – How a Google+ Post is Implemented

Test the leading edge of accessibility with aXe Coconut and axe-core 3.0-alpha

The axe-core team at Deque has been working hard on a set of updates to the aXe ecosystem of accessibility testing tools. Let's go over the latest developments so you can decide which tools work best for you! Introducing aXe Coconut To make it easy for everyone to test the leading edge of axe-core, we've introduced a new free Chrome extension, called aXe Coconut. It… Continue Reading Test the leading edge of accessibility with aXe Coconut and axe-core 3.0-alpha

Google Selects Deque’s aXe for Chrome DevTools

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Google's Lighthouse Now Includes aXe-core! Notice anything different about Chrome DevTools lately? The Audits panel is now powered by Lighthouse, and the Accessibility Audit is powered by *drumroll* Deque's very own aXe-core rules engine! We learned that Google was planning to replace their own automated accessibility testing engine with aXe at the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego. Specifically, it would become the… Continue Reading Google Selects Deque’s aXe for Chrome DevTools

An Interview with OpenAIR – Web Accessibility Rally

  On Wednesday, September 13th, we interviewed Jayne Cravens, long-time OpenAIR advocate who is now the Non-Profit Organizer and Recruiter and CB Averitt, an experienced mentor with the program. OpenAIR is a global web accessibility challenge that pairs participating teams of web developers and designers with registered non-profits looking to create or improve their website. We met with the organizer and long-time mentor of the event to… Continue Reading An Interview with OpenAIR – Web Accessibility Rally

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