Calling all developers and web a11y enthusiasts!
Has accessibility testing been sitting on your to-do list for longer than you're willing to admit? Have you been thinking about giving aXe-core a try but aren't sure where to start? Are you too cool for browser extensions? Then check out our aXe-core Live Tutorial and Q&A session with Marcy Sutton!
On April 27th, 2pm ET, Senior Front-End Engineer, Accessibility Evangelist, and aXe-Master Marcy Sutton will walk you through getting started with aXe-core and answer all your burning questions about the aXe library, accessibility testing, why your Selenium integration is misbehaving, life, the universe, and everything... This is an interactive session, so we hope you will plan to follow along and bring some good questions. Please note: This tutorial is aimed at developers and will require at least basic knowledge of web development, UI testing, and how to set up different development environments.
What is aXe-core?
The aXe library was built to be:
- Fast and lightweight
- To work in all modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer)
- To automatically test its own testing rules
- And to return zero false positives
You can learn more on the aXe-core Github page.
If you're planning to join us for the aXe-core Tutorial...
You'll want to download a few things ahead of time so you can follow along with Marcy.
1. Install Node.js and npm
2. Get aXe-core
Download aXe-core on GitHub. Step-by-step instructions are included on the Github page in the "Getting Started" section.
3. Register for the aXe-core Live Tutorial with Marcy on Thursday, April 27th at 2pm EST.
A little more about Marcy
Marcy Sutton is a Senior Front-End Engineer at Deque. She loves applying her passion for accessibility on the axe-core project, speaking at conferences around the world and producing accessibility screencasts for Egghead.io. Previously, Marcy has worked at Adobe, Substantial, and POP Agency, and she credits Steve Sawczyn and Todd Liebsch for getting her interested in accessibility when they were at Target and she was at POP. One of Marcy's favorite projects so far in her career was working full-time on Angular accessibility, focusing on Angular Material, ngAria and Protractor; she also started the Web-A11y Slack channel with a colleague. Her blog, Accessibility Wins, highlights accessible user interfaces and tools, contributing a positive voice to the web development space. When away from the keyboard, Marcy can usually be found riding a bicycle or a snowboard.