Deque’s Axe-Core hits half a billion downloads

HERNDON, Virginia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Deque Systems, the trusted leader in digital accessibility, marked a milestone in its history with its library of accessibility guidelines open source, axis-core, surpassing 500 million downloads.

“It is quite by chance that we have reached this milestone today,” said Preety Kumar, CEO and Founder of Deque Systems. “Like GAAD, axe-core is community driven. The outpouring of support and the continued progress we are all making together towards digital equality proves that we have reached an important inflection point.

Axe-core is the world’s most popular accessibility testing library embedded in accessibility-focused development and testing initiatives worldwide. According to npm-stat, axis-core currently receives almost 10 million downloads every week – double the amount of the same period last year. The increase in downloads demonstrates impressive growth for Deque as a company, as well as a noticeable increase in the practice of digital accessibility.

“Seeing axis-core take off like this is absolutely encouraging,” said Dylan Barrell, CTO, Deque Systems. “Axe-core is the backbone that enables hundreds of thousands of development teams and companies to practice accessibility at high speed. Without it, we might still be debating how to automatically test accessibility at instead of extending the already impressive coverage and precision it offers.

Automated tests using the axe-core rules library can detect 57.38% of all accessibility issues with 100% accuracy (bugs notwithstanding) for early audits, contrary to the widely accepted belief that automated tests only provide 20-30% of accessibility testing. cover. By incorporating more automated approaches to accessibility testing, organizations can get things done faster and make the web a better, more inclusive place.

Deque asked its users what this step means to them. Here are some of their responses:

“This is an important milestone and showcases the value of axe-core. Half a billion downloads tells me that awareness of digital accessibility is growing and people want to do something about it. be more inclusive. Yeah!” – Anonymous VP, Customer Success

“I first learned about digital accessibility about 4 years ago, and when I told others about it, it was often the first time they heard about it. I’ve noticed that awareness has really increased in recent years, and when I say I work in digital accessibility, people already have an idea of ​​what that means. – Anonymous product owner

“That means accessibility becomes important everywhere!” – Anonymous CEO.

For a more robust, efficient, and accurate path to high-speed accessibility, check out Deque’s ax tool suite, powered by the open-source axis-core rule library.

About Deque Systems

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is digital equality. We believe that everyone, regardless of ability, should have equal access to information, services, applications, and everything else on the web. We work with businesses and enterprise-level organizations to ensure their sites and mobile apps are accessible. Installed in over 250,000 browsers and with over 5,000 audit projects completed, Deque is the industry standard.

Ax® is a registered trademark of Deque Systems, Inc.

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