Deque Product User Guides

Rebranding: WorldSpace is now axe

Deque's WorldSpace Suite of accessibility software tools has been renamed under the axe product family. Read the Product Update Notice for details.

axe DevTools Product Logo

axe DevTools (formerly WorldSpace Attest) is an automated and guided accessibility testing solution for Component Developers, Front-End Developers, Native Mobile App Developers and Test Engineers that allows you to easily find and fix 76-84% of accessibility errors before your applications get out of development. Solutions for Unit Testing, Test Automation, and integration with popular testing frameworks such as Selenium and QUnit, combined with in-browser testing using Deque's Attest extensions for Chrome and Firefox, allow you incorporate accessibility testing into your existing local development and testing environment.


axe Auditor product logo

axe Auditor (formerly WorldSpace Assure) is a manual accessibility testing solution for Accessibility Testing Specialists that allows you to optimize your accessibility testing, tracking, and reporting with step-by-step guidance and report building. Based on The Deque Way of accessibility testing, your QA team can run both manual and automated tests in the same interface, and without needing to be accessibility experts themselves, they can create precise, consistent accessibility issue reports for developers to resolve, then rerun tests on new builds and across multiple browsers to verify requirements have been met.

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axe Monitor product logo

axe Monitor (formerly WorldSpace Comply) is an enterprise-level scanning and reporting tool that can evaluate the web accessibility of entire web sites, including password-protected areas. axe Monitor can implement use case scripts, allow custom reporting options based on WCAG or Section 508 guidelines, and allow scheduled monitoring of accessibility on projects of any scale or complexity. It is designed to work in conjunction with the axe DevTools Browser Extension for Chrome and Firefox.

Past Versions


Amaze product logo

Amaze is a groundbreaking JavaScript overlay technology that allows for fast deployment of accessibility solutions on a web site, with little or no IT involvement and without changing the original source code. Amaze technology is particularly well-suited to development environments in which there are many component parts and contributors to the final product, including third-party content and widgets.


Deque Accessibility Reports product logo

Deque Accessibility Reports are macro-enabled Excel workbooks prepared by our expert accessibility subject-matter experts that help put you on track to fix any accessibility shortcomings on your web site. The axe Auditor user guide explains how to generate, use and interpret the reports using the Executive Report template with issue data exported from axe Auditor.


axe The Accessibility Engine product logo

axe, the Accessibility Engine, is Deque's free, open-source JavaScript accessibility rules library and browser extension. It was developed to be fast and to return zero false errors or duplicate results, and it is available as a GitHub repository, browser plugin, or framework integration.


aXe Coconut product logo

axe Coconut is a free, experimental accessibility testing browser extension for Chrome DevTools that makes it easy for everyone to test the leading edge of axe-core, which includes our latest code changes for Shadow DOM, with experimental rules enabled. Created in the same vein as a Chrome Canary or Firefox Nightly, axe Coconut will allow you to try out our latest APIs and rules before they are released to more stable channels.


Deque Cauldron product logo

Cauldron is a fully accessible HTML, CSS, and Javascript front-end framework for creating web and mobile applications. It's designed to be as easy to use as it is elegant and modern. Cauldron is abstracted out into simple classes and tags, making it as flexible as HTML/CSS while still being behaviorally and aesthetically prescriptive.