Accessibility Checker upgraded to 3.3.0

by Jaime Iniesta

We’ve just upgraded our A11Y validation servers to the latest version of axe-core, 3.3.0, which includes 7 new Accessibility rules, so you may want to re-check your sites to get the most up-to-date results.

A11Y validator 3.3.0

Our A11Y validation servers now use the latest version of axe-core, 3.3.0, which adds 7 new accessibility rules.

  • ARIA input fields have an accessible name.
  • ARIA toggle fields have an accessible name.
  • Elements containing role=’img’ have an alternative text.
  • Ensure that scrollable region has keyboard access.
  • Inline text spacing must be adjustable with custom stylesheets.
  • Input buttons must have discernible text.
  • Landmarks must have a unique role or role/label/title (i.e. accessible name) combination.

With these 7 new rules, Rocket Validator now checks 85 A11Y rules on your sites.

This release also includes a lot of performance increases and bugfixes, so it’s a good idea to re-check all your sites to get the latest results.

See the changelog for axe-core 3.3.0

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