jueves, 9 de julio de 2015

aXe: The Accessibility Engine

Deque Systems, una consultora de Estados Unidos dedicada a la accesibilidad web, ha liberado como código abierto el código de su herramienta aXe.

El anuncio de Deque dice:

I am thrilled to make our award-winning accessibility rules engine available as open source so we as a community can build upon 15 years of industry-leading accessibility research and best practices.

Accessibility experts can now stop duplicating efforts and work from a common set of rules. Developers and testers can quickly get consistent, reliable, and meaningful results that are actionable. Automated accessibility testing results become easy to understand, extend, and integrate.

The Accessibility Engine, or aXe, is a compact JavaScript library that is open source and available on GitHub. This library makes integration into any development and testing tool simple and quick. Use aXe with any JavaScript framework and any modern browser. Enjoy zero false positive results, eliminating noise and frustration.

Deque’s mission is digital equality. If we are to achieve that mission together, we need to take a new approach. Our community goal is to create the most trusted set of accessibility rules anywhere. We invite cooperation rather than competition. Join us in making automated accessibility testing truly “accessible”!

Deque has been invited to contribute the aXe open source library to the W3C WAI Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group, as work is under consideration there for a normative set of rules for evaluating WCAG 2.0 conformance.

We hope you will join us in our mission and help bring equality to the digital world.

Sincerely,

Preety Kumar

1 comentario:

Félix Zapata Berlinches dijo...

Lo estuve probando hace unos días y no me convenció mucho la manera de usarlo. Por una parte está bien porque tiene los análisis en local y no se conecta con una fuente externa, pero por otra parte la manera en que tienes que realizar las pruebas no la veo "útil" comparada con otras apis que he visto parecidas.

un saludo