Analyze Panel Overview

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Review key points in the analyze panel of axe Expert

The axe Expert Extension Analyze panel enables you to analyze the web page that is currently loaded in the browser for accessibility rule violations automatically. It displays a total number of violations found at the top section of the left sidebar, a total number of issues in need of review, and the number of violations per rule in the right column of each rule row in the lower left pane list. The violated rules pane at left functions as in index in which each rule can be clicked to display its content in the right pane. The right content pane gives you several fields of information about the rule, the source of the violation, and how it can be remediated. Additional tools include the ability to navigate between multiple violations for a particular rule, and links that allow you to inspect, highlight, view more information about, export or upload violations to or download issues from axe Monitor.

About The Rules: The automated rules themselves that run are based on the ruleset option you select on the Rules panel.

The Analyze panel with one rule violation displayed, and each main panel feature numbered 1-21

Analyze Panel User Interface Overview

The Analyze panel is made up of two toolbars, and three main panes of information. Collectively, the toolbars and main panes house the following components:

  1. All issues found: The total number of violations found for all rules is displayed, followed by the number of issues in need of review on the line underneath.

    These numbers do not change based on the show drop-down selection.

  2. Run again link: Activate Run again to repeat the entire page analyzation. Repeat analyzations may change from the initial analysis accounting for previously fixed violations. For detailed information, see Analyze a Page for Accessibility Rule Violations.

  3. All issues found drop-down: Controls rule violations displayed in the table below. Select down arrow to select either All Issues, Violations, Needs Review, Rejected, or Best Practices.

    When Needs Review is selected, the list of violated rules includes issues in need of manual review. For example, potential color contrast issues that cannot be programmatically determined are not necessarily technical violations of rules.

  4. Rule violation results list: Each identified rule violation appears as a row within this section, displaying short descriptive text.To display more information in the right content pane, select a rule.

    Your selection in the show drop-down options refines which rules appear in the list, and those found to be in need of manual review are reflected in the all setting totals but are potentially non-issues.

  5. Rule violation counts: The number of violations found per rule displayed to the right of each list item in the Rule violation results list.

    Counts are subject to change based on your selection in the show drop-down list.

  6. Inspect Node link: Activate Inspect Node to inspect the source code where the selected violation occurs in the Inspector developer tool. For detailed information, see Inspect Violations.

  7. Highlight link: Activate Highlight to highlight the element in which the violation occurs on the rendered HTML display of the loaded page. For detailed information, see Highlight Violations.

  8. Panel context menu: The context menu contains link items specific to the currently selected panel providing access to additional options, actions and functionality involved with accessibility analysis (including Export axe Monitor CSV, Scope, Download, and Upload). Right-click to display the list of contextual menu items, right-click again to close the menu.

  9. Export axe Monitor CSV: Download axe Monitor analysis results into a Comma-Separated Value (.csv) file suitable for viewing in a spreadsheet program such as Excel. For detailed information, see Export axe Expert Extension and axe Monitor Results.

  10. Sign in to axe Monitor: Sign in to axe Monitor is the third item in the menu if the user is not signed in, or when a session has timed out and the user attempts to access a menu item that requires logging in to axe Monitor. For more information, see Sign in to axe Monitor.

  11. Scope: Displays the Scope panel, which controls the scope of what is analyzed on the Analyze panel. This includes options for Content or Template only, as well as the ability to specify a URL Patten or XPath. For detailed information, see Record a script.

  12. Download: Download page issues from axe Monitor into the Analysis tab. For detailed information, see Download Page Issues from axe Monitor.

  13. Upload: Upload analysis result rule violations to axe Monitor. For detailed information, see Upload Analysis Results.

  14. Violations navigation buttons: Activate the left arrow (<) button and navigate to the previous violation, after previously navigating forward beyond the first violation. The rule in the left pane remains selected, but the content pane is refreshed to display the previous violation. The Violation # of total displays the number of the currently-accessed violation of a rule, along with the total number of violations found for that rule. Click the right arrow (>) button to navigate to the next violation if multiple violations exist for the selected rule. The rule in the left pane remains selected, but the content pane is refreshed to display the next violation.

  15. Severity display: The severity level of the accessibility impact resulting from a violation of this rule is displayed.

  16. More info link: Click to view Deque University rule help for axe - free content when not logged in, or axe Expert - premium, enhanced content when logged in, where you can get How to Fix the Problem and Why This is Important information. For detailed information about accessing and interpreting rule help, see Get More Rule and Remediation Information.

  17. Element location field: The path within the hierarchical tag structure displayed to represent the navigation to the element in which the currently selected violation occurs.

  18. Element source field: Displays relevant element source code in which the violation occurs.

  19. Issue tags: Applicable category and guideline tags. The Issue tags drawer is expanded by default and can be collapsed by selecting the right arrow button at the right side of the section. Issue tags displays the success criteria category for the currently selected rule and the relevant accessibility guidelines (ruleset standards) the rule helps to satisfy.

  20. Solution Summary section: Remediation advice is provided in the context of one or more issues that can be resolved to satisfy the rule and prevent a future violation. In addition to summarized information to fix the violation, Related node(s) also display when applicable.