Applause Accessibility Tool

Helping you build accessibility into the development process.

Take a Proactive Approach to Accessibility

Flag issues early in the development process.

Accessibility is critical for your business and a key component to providing a flawless digital experience. However, testing for accessibility can be demanding as it requires specialized expertise and testing tools.

From Applause Labs, this tool enables developers to quickly identify and resolve accessibility issues while they code to help maintain a baseline of accessibility. The tool flags violations to accessibility guidelines, enabling developers to catch issues early and reduce the time and resources needed to resolve issues found later in the SDLC.

The Applause Accessibility tool comes in two forms: the CLI and the IntelliJ plugin, both of which are free and open source. (We also manage and maintain a version of our IntelliJ plugin with updates and enhancements. To gain access, fill out the form below and we'll send an email with instructions on how to download and install the plugin from the IntelliJ Marketplace.)

Applause Accessibility Tool CLI GitHub Link Command Line Tool on GitHub
Applause Accessibility Tool IntelliJ Plugin GitHub Link IntelliJ Plugin on GitHub

Or use our professionally managed IntelliJ Plugin

Identify and Resolve Issues While You Code

Augment manual accessibility testing.

The Applause Accessibility Tool is easy to use and integrates seamlessly into your development process. For each issue identified, the tool provides either a code change that you can automatically apply or highlights the issue so that you can correct it manually. By doing so, the tool helps developers educate themselves on common web accessibility issues and learn how to avoid those problems going forward.

The Applause Accessibility Tool identifies many defects, but like all automated accessibility tools, it should be used alongside manual testing to uncover the portion of accessibility issues that require human evaluation to detect. Applause also offers a full suite of manual accessibility testing services, including expert-led assessments, for a complete view of your digital accessibility.

Want our managed IntelliJ Plugin?

We'll send you an email with a special URL to download the plugin for free.

  • Step 1 - Fill out and submit this form.
  • Step 2 - Check your email for your custom tokenized URL and detailed instructions to install the plugin from the IntelliJ marketplace.
  • Step 3 - Use the plugin to identify accessibility issues while you code.