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Deque Adds Linter to axe DevTools, Enabling Dev Teams to Catch Accessibility Issues in Real-Time, with Minimal Effort

Now included with axe DevTools, dev teams can leverage a new linter service that shifts accessibility testing even further left and readies them to meet organizational requirements for accessible digital experiences

HERNDON, VA – March 16, 2022 – Deque Systems, the trusted leader in digital accessibility, today announced accessibility-specific linting in axe DevTools, enabling developer teams with little-to-no accessibility experience to get started on their digital accessibility journey with a familiar, easy-to-use tool.

For the first time, developers can now see and address accessibility code issues as they type and development teams can easily include static code testing through their pull request (PR) and continuous integration (CI) processes. The addition of linting further cements Deque’s position as the leader in digital accessibility and its dedication to making it easier for the development teams who must execute on the mission.

“Accessibility-specific, end-to-end linting is a game-changer in this industry,” said Dylan Barrell, CTO of Deque Systems. “Linters are, by far, the easiest way to get started with accessibility. Not only can developers see accessibility issues as they type, adding linting to PR and CI processes is a key fail-safe to ensuring that no bad code slips through into builds and integrations.”

The Deque cloud-based linter service is a lightning-fast first step in any automated testing regimen. Immediate, fully automated linting at each stage enables users to see and address any issues before any time is spent testing rendered pages, saving development teams tremendous time with fewer points of failure. Deque currently offers a free axe-linter for Visual Studio (VS) Code, with more free integrated development environment-specific (IDE) linters on the way. The axe-linter for VSCode has over 29k downloads and 4.75 stars on the Visual Studio marketplace.

“There is a clear demand from the market for high velocity accessibility,” said Preety Kumar, CEO, Deque Systems. “Linting places virtually no burden on dev teams to build accessible experiences from the start and enables businesses to differentiate themselves faster than ever before.”

Together, Deque’s IDE-specific linters and CI-driven linting service give development teams a new and shockingly easy way to incorporate or increase accessibility testing in their environments while still maintaining velocity.

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About Deque Systems

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is Digital Equality.  We believe everyone, regardless of their ability, should have equal access to the information, services, applications, and everything else on the web.

We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. Installed in over 250,000 browsers and with over 5,000 audit projects completed, Deque is the industry standard.

Axe ® and Intelligent Guided Testing ™ are trademarks of Deque Systems, Inc.

Contact Information

At Deque:
Ryan Bateman, +1-703-225-0380,

At Deque Europe:
Ron Beenen, +31 6 28 26 78 54,

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About Deque Systems

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) stands for digital equality. For over 20 years, our software, services and training have helped eliminate billions of accessibility barriers from websites, mobile apps and other digital content - improving the web for everyone, including people with disabilities.

We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. Our axe tools have been downloaded over one billion times by accessibility champions around the world. Our experts have implemented thousands of successful accessibility programs. Our training has impacted over a hundred thousand learners.

Deque is the digital accessibility industry standard.
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