WAVE Evaluation Tool

WAVE Evaluation Tool

Evaluate web accessibility within your browser.

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What is WAVE Evaluation Tool?

WAVE Evaluation Tool is an Edge add-on by WebAIM. This add-on has 26,151 weekly active users and an average user rating of 3.80. The latest version, 3.2.3, was updated 17 days ago.

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By: WebAIM
Rating: 3.80 (5)
Version: 3.2.3 (Last updated: 2023-03-16)
Creation date: 2021-10-13
Manifest version: 2
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • file:///*
  • <all_urls>
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
Size: 344.54K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
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WAVE Evaluation Tool
WAVE Evaluation Tool (v3.2.3)
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Not available on Firefox
WAVE is a web accessibility evaluation tool developed by WebAIM.org. It provides visual feedback about the accessibility of your web content by injecting icons and indicators into your page. No automated tool can tell you if your page is accessible, but WAVE facilitates human evaluation and educates about accessibility issues. All analysis is done entirely within the Edge browser allowing secure evaluation of intranet, local, password protected, and other sensitive web pages.

To run a WAVE report, simply click on the WAVE icon to the right of your browser address bar, or select "WAVE this page" from the context menu.

WAVE errors align with WCAG 2.1 failures. The WAVE interface facilitates human evaluation of many other aspects of accessibility and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and Section 508 compliance.
Risk impact

WAVE Evaluation Tool requires a number of risky 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 WAVE Evaluation Tool if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

WAVE Evaluation Tool is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
WAVE is a great tool for website managers to quickly determine potential accessibility issues with their site, with context sensitive links to relevant reference material from WCAG, well organised output that allows inspection of specific issues in detail. The tool identifies a huge number of potential issues, but it's up to you to decide the relative magnitude and what needs to be fixed first. SO it's no magic wand, but it provides all the information required to make a big difference to your sites accessibility.
by Adrian, 2023-02-01

Runs well, needs an option to move it to the right side of the screen.
by Erinn, 2022-12-11

Fácil de usar y con reportes detallados.
by Ferran, 2022-10-30
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