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Microsoft Edge Testing with aXe

Steps to set up automated accessibility testing with Microsoft Edge

All of these steps should be completed on a Windows machine or VM. Just so you don't get confused and I don't have to keep typing Windows!

  • Download the MicrosoftEdgeDriver.msi version that most closely matches your build and put it somewhere on your PATH
  • Download and run MicrosoftEdgeDriver.exe, note the server and path running.
  • Install test dependencies with npm install.
  • Update server/path in test file to tell Webdriver where to look.
  • Run tests with npm test
"name": "axe-webdriverjs-demo",
"version": "1.0.0",
"description": "How to set up aXe with WebdriverJS for automated testing.",
"scripts": {
"postinstall": "./node_modules/.bin/jasmine init",
"test": "./node_modules/.bin/jasmine spec/test.js"
"author": {
"name": "Marcy Sutton",
"organization": "Deque Systems",
"url": ""
"license": "ISC",
"dependencies": {
"axe-core": "^1.1.1",
"axe-webdriverjs": "^0.2.0",
"jasmine": "^2.4.1",
"selenium-webdriver": "^2.48.2"
var selenium = require('selenium-webdriver'),
AxeBuilder = require('axe-webdriverjs');
var util = require('util');
var driver, browser;
describe('A11y Test Demo', function() {
beforeEach(function(done) {
driver = new selenium.Builder()
.then(function () {
// Close website after each test is run (so it is opened fresh each time)
afterEach(function(done) {
driver.quit().then(function () {
it('should fetch the homepage and analyze it', function (done) {
.then(function () {
.analyze(function(results) {
console.log('Accessibility Violations: ', results.violations.length);
if (results.violations.length > 0) {
console.log(util.inspect(results.violations, true, null));
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