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WAVE Evaluation Tool

Description from extension meta Evaluate web accessibility within the Chrome browser.
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Description from store 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 Chrome browser allowing secure valuation 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.
Latest reviews (2019-11-04) Andy Layman: Where did the ability to filter down to WCAG AA 2.0 go? What standard is the new redesign using as the "default"? (2019-11-01) Daryl Knight: The new update is really useful. It breaks the page layout less than the old version, explains what's wrong - WHY it's important and how to fix it. Thank you. (2019-10-30) Alex O'Connell: Something JUST broke the extension, we use it daily at work here, and today I went to use it and its now broken (2019-10-30) Joshua Vodkahäus: The update looks so much nicer, good job! I ran into an issue where I needed to test locally and couldn't use my normal tools, and after finding this Wave plugin I don't need to any more! (2019-10-23) Luke Pennings: Clunky; and nearly always points out non-issues with very little direction on where they are originating. You would only use this if you are a QA person for basic HTML and you need to get by not knowing any code at all. (2019-09-25) Colleen LeMasters: This proved to be a very handy tool for assessing web accessibility but I wish I knew to what standard it was being measured... WCAG 2.0? A? AA? If that was added, it would be extremely helpful. Bonus points if we could select the level at which we tested. (2019-09-20) Felina: Is WAVE up to date with WCAG 2.1? (2019-08-22) Dan Paguirigan: A lot of false positives. (2019-05-10) Austin Powell: It is a powerful and useful tool for sure. It takes a little time to figure out the interface and be able to determine what it is telling you. It also slows down the browser quite a bit when it is in use. But again, it is very in depth and beneficial when testing a11y. Give it a try and see if it's abundant information is worth the learning curve and performance slowdown. (2019-04-30) Jay Fortner: Gives a report but you can't do anything with the report items. You can click on stuff and maybe it'll take you to the element it's referencing but most likely not. (2019-04-02) M KSHR: 幾つかの「アクセシビリティ・チェックツール」を試しましたが、最も分かりやすくエラーを表示してくれます。(テストするページの画面にエラーやその他のアイコンが表示される。そのアイコンを押すと問題箇所のHTMLが表示される。視覚的に理解しやすい) ローカル環境でテストできる(テスト環境でテストできる) HTMLの書き方をもっとシビアにチェックしてくれるともっと使いやすくなる。 (2019-03-26) julio cesar martinez zarate: Excelente... Gracias (2019-01-12) Víctor Alejandro Sagal Muñoz: Excelente para evaluar accesibilidad web en línea con el cumplimiento de las pautas WCAG de la W3C, también se puede usar su versión web para el mismo cometido. (2018-10-22) Amanda Calvert: This is a great tool. My only suggestion is that you give us a way to download the results. I use this tool for sites that take human interaction to navigate the site where I can't use my automated tool. I would love to be able to download the results to send to my IT team. (2018-10-16) Patricia Acosta: Excelente herramienta (2018-05-12) Kishan Kock: Confusing user interface, and shows some webpages as nothing more than raw HTML when trying to evaluate, even if the page follows W3 spec immaculately. (2018-02-28) Andreas Poloczek: Diese Erweiterung gehört zum Standardwerkzeug eines jeden Webdevelopers oder Webdesigners. Prüft und visualisiert technische Umsetzungsfehler in Bezug auf barrierefreie Webseitengestaltung und sensibilisiert auch den in die Jahre gekommen Routineabarbeiter… (2018-02-22) Angel Leal: Continues to work great when your site was not planned with accessibility in mind. The contrast errors are sometimes off when trying to edit in the tool, but not wrong. Tried aXe extension and it broke this tool. Stay away from aXe. Stick with Wave!!! (2018-02-09) Magnus W: It would be great if it could display the webpage as it would actually by understood by a screen reader, for example removing all elements with aria-hidden="true". I can only get it to mark them, but that's not quite the same. (2018-01-31) Arturo Estrada: Very helpful for checking AA compliance (2017-12-06) DP Bhatt: Awesome tool. (2017-11-10) Ashwin Mekala: awesome tool! used for our company website. (2017-07-20) Angus Grant: Hi Having spent some time doing some research into accessibility i find this tool more confusing than helpful. Firstly this tool appears not to cater for dynamically applied Javascript changes which is an important aspect of most sites that exist out there these days... (unless I am missing something) Secondly it appears to complain about links that contain no text but, already have a title attribute with a text description. In my tests with screen readers they where able to read the title attribute so why is is marking it as an important error that a link has no text when it has a title attribute? ie what is wrong with this: <a href="https://twitter.com/WeAreIngenta" title="Link to the sites Twitter feed"><i class="fa fa-twitter fa-lg pull-right"></i></a> (2017-07-03) Keitel Jovin: I really like this one the first minute I use it. I'm improving my website SEO after I evaluate it from online evaluators. But the problem is I wanted to evaluate the progress I'm making at Development environment. So this tool is perfect for that. I would give 5/5 +1 (bonus)! (2017-03-23) Jennifer Little: I find this tool amazing for quickly accessing the quality and accessibility of my websites. It's easy to make sure inputs are correctly labelled, images have alt text, and headings are ordered logically. Good HTML structure benefits everyone!

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Last update / version
2019-11-15 / 3.0.4




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