2017 was an exciting year for aXe-core. At the beginning of the year the Deque team found out Google would be integrating the aXe-core rules engine into their Lighthouse testing tools. aXe then became part of Chrome Devtools, providing Devtools' 20 million users with easy access to accessibility testing. In the fall, Microsoft announced that aXe-core would be integrated into Sonarwhal - their web linting… Continue Reading Deque’s Accessibility Library – aXe-core hits 1,000,000 Downloads
Web accessibility is all about making sites and applications that everyone can use, especially people with disabilities. With a rather large list of competing priorities when building for the web, from accessibility to performance to security, it makes sense to automate parts of the process. Manual testing is a necessity for accessibility, however, a certain amount of the effort can and should be spent on… Continue Reading Writing Automated Tests for Accessibility
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
Accessibility Meetups, Training, and Introducing aXe-core.org It's the 3rd Thursday of May, and you know what that means - it's Global Accessibility Awareness Day! (Or GAAD, for short.) GAAD was started by Los Angeles-based developer Joe Devon and Jennison Asuncion, accessibility expert, leader, and all-around mover and shaker. This is the 6th Global Accessibility Awareness Day to date, and there are events happening all over… Continue Reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017
Introducing WorldSpace Attest for Android. Testing native mobile apps for accessibility has never been easier. For the first time, native mobile developers can run automated accessibility tests on their code as part of their regular integration and unit testing processes. Attest for Android offers the same
efficiency, convenience, and accuracy as all of our WorldSpace tools. Welcome to easily integrated accessibility testing and remediation for your Android apps! Continue Reading Announcing WorldSpace Attest Mobile: Deque’s New Tool for Native Mobile Accessibility Testing
If you're a developer, join a11y evangelist and senior front-end engineer Marcy Sutton on April 27th for an interactive tutorial on getting started with aXe-Core. Marcy will walk you through aXe-Core setup and answer all your burning questions about accessibility testing with this cool browser extension. Sign up to learn more! Continue Reading Join our aXe-core Live Tutorial!