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Axe DevTools for Web features three core components. Each of these components compliments different use cases and testing methodologies.

axe DevTools for Web APIs

Our APIs are available in all major web development languages and pair with numerous web drivers and testing libraries. They enable users to integrate accessibility testing into virtually any type of automated testing suite, and are flexible enough to fit within your existing testing setups. These APIs work to scan and test for accessibility in component, functional, end to end, and any other type of automated testing you perform. They work in local, virtual, and CI/CD testing environments. If your organization has existing automated testing, our APIs enable accessibility testing to become equally automated.

axe DevTools for Web CLI

Our CLI presents another set of accessibility testing and automation options. The CLI can be run on-the-fly to capture accessibility scans of any URL. Additionally, spec mode allows users without existing automated testing setups to write accessibility automated test procedures and use the integrated web driver to access and scan full user flows, forms, or single page applications. It also includes an integrated reporter which can generate accessibility scan reports for user viewing or export to other platforms. This tool also works for local, virtual, and CI/CD testing.

axe DevTools Extension

The axe DevTools Extension enables accessibility testing directly in the browser. This powerful tool comes equipped with accessibility scanning powered by Deque's open-source, industry-leading axe-core testing engine. The "Pro" plan enables any member of your development team to use our AI-powered Intelligent Guided Testing, which goes far beyond what accessibility automation can uncover without requiring any subject matter expertise. Additionally, a manual testing checklist can be used to reach 100% WCAG 2.1 AA testing in conjunction with the Manual Issue feature. All of this testing (automated, guided, and manual) feeds into the axe DevTools Extension's rich reporting.


Try all of this out today by installing the axe DevTools Extension and starting a free trial!