What is this
An automation tool for testing frontend applications against a set of web accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2 (A, AA, AAA), Section 508 etc).
The tool can be a part of a build pipeline, but can also be used standalone to test any frontend application. You create a list of links in a definition file that can
clicking a button to load additional data). It uses Axe under the hood to preform the actual web accessibility validation.
You must have ChromeDriver installed and set in the path, before starting. On MacOS/Linux, you can do that easily with Brew:
$ brew cask install chromedriver
If you are planning to integrate with Jenkins, read about the Docker-setup here.
If you need to install ChromeDriver manually on Linux, see this Docker file.
Add the module to your project
npm install --save-dev nav-ally
Create a Yaml-based definition file and add it anywhere in your project:
$ touch wcag.yml $ nano wcag.yml
Paste in the following example content:links:- ""
Create a run script in your package.json:
"wcag-test":"nav-ally -f wcag.yml"
See more command line arguments in the documentation
You can now run the validator:
$ npm run wcag-test
See this example application for a complete NodeJS/Express application that uses the validator. The example application starts a local instance of the application before running the validation.
Questions about the code or the project:
- Dervis Mansuroglu, email@example.com
If you are a NAV employee, you can also ask questions in the channel #pto on Slack.
The rest of the codebase (excluding 3rd party dependencies)
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