axe DevTools - Web Accessibility Testing

axe DevTools - Web Accessibility Testing

Accessibility Checker for Developers, Testers, and Designers in Edge

What is axe DevTools - Web Accessibility Testing?
'axe DevTools - Web Accessibility Testing' is a user-friendly extension for Microsoft Edge used by developers, testers, and designers to identify and rectify accessibility issues during the development of a website. This free tool is powered by the global leading accessibility testing engine, axe-core. Besides automated testing and preventing false positives, it improves accuracy, reduces the risk of accessibility lawsuits, and optimizes the website for inclusive user experiences.
Stats
Rating: 4.90 (21)
Version: 4.81.4 (Last updated: 2024-06-18)
Creation date: 2022-02-01
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • debugger
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
Size: 2.52M
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Summary

Accessibility checker for developers, testers, and designers in Microsoft Edge.

Find and fix more accessibility issues during website development with axe DevTools.

The free axe DevTools browser extension is a fast, lightweight, yet powerful testing tool driven by the world’s most trusted accessibility testing engine, axe-core, developed by Deque.

Why use axe DevTools to build accessible websites? -To deliver brilliant user experiences for everyone, including the 1 billion people globally living with a disability today. -To avoid wasting time chasing fake issues. Only axe prevents false positive results. -To improve accuracy, preventing tickets from resurfacing again and again. -To reduce the risk and cost of accessibility lawsuits.

★ Automated testing With the push of a button, axe DevTools analyzes your site, automatically surfacing the majority of common accessibility issues—almost triple the industry average. Drill down into each issue, inspect the source of the problem and leverage extensive free remediation guidance to fix it quickly and accurately.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Edge Add-on Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Easy to use and helpful in identifying and fixing accessibility issues
  • Provides clear results and documentation
  • Features like 'Inspect Code' and 'Highlight' are useful for pinpointing issues
  • Zero false positives save time and effort
  • Available across multiple browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge)
Cons
  • Important features require a paid Pro account
  • Reporting and sharing options could be improved
  • Not as thorough on some sites, indicating room for improvement in the tool's detection capabilities
Most mentioned
  • Easy to use
  • Helps identify and validate the fixing of accessibility issues
  • Zero false positives
  • Requires Pro account for full feature set
  • Good documentation and support to understand the accessibility issues
Recent reviews
Easy to use and interpret the results. Zero false positives is a huge plus, since I hate wasting time.
by Jonathan, 2020-08-05

Teams use this for accessibility testing in Chrome and FF as well. Love to have the same easy/reliable testing available in Edge now too.
by ryan, 2020-08-03

I really liked the "Inspect Code" and "Highlight" features. Helped me get right to the source of the accessibility defect. Highlight feature showed me where in the page the defect is occurring visually. Finally, the help to fix the issue is right there. If I need a deeper understanding of the issue, I clicked on "Learn more" and got a wealth of information. Every developer should have this installed in Edge!
by Preety, 2020-07-31
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Safety
Risk impact

axe DevTools - Web Accessibility Testing is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install axe DevTools - Web Accessibility Testing if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

axe DevTools - Web Accessibility Testing is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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