UsableNet AQA Testing Platform vs. WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
UsableNet AQA Testing Platform
Score 9.3 out of 10
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UsableNet headquartered in Los Angeles offers the AQA accessibility testing platform. The vendor states that with the AQA Accessibility Management Platform, teams can find, fix, test and report on Accessibility faster and with less overhead.N/A
WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
Score 7.3 out of 10
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WAVE is a suite of evaluation tools that helps authors make their web content more accessible to individuals with disabilities. WAVE can identify many accessibility and Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) errors, but also facilitates human evaluation of web content. The vendor, WebAIM who offers WAVE as a free suite of tools, states their philosophy is to focus on issues that they know impact end users, facilitate human evaluation, and to educate about web…
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Pricing
UsableNet AQA Testing PlatformWAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
Editions & Modules
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WAVE API Credits 10000+
$0.25
per credit
WAVE API Credits 1000-9999
$0.3
per credit
WAVE API Credits 250-999
$0.4
per credit
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
UsableNet AQA Testing PlatformWAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Accessibility Testing
Comparison of Accessibility Testing features of Product A and Product B
UsableNet AQA Testing Platform
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Ratings
WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
5.7
1 Ratings
22% below category average
Accessibility Scanning and Assessment00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Issue Ranking00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Manual Auditing Services00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Compliance Reporting and Tracking00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
HTML and CSS scanning00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Color/Contrast Analysis00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
UsableNet
A web page that we want to make fully accessible for all types of users, we can test our webpage with UsableNet and ensure our content page is perfect for end-users, without any accessibility issues. UsableNet is not for performance testing and load testing of a web page.
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WebAIM
This is pretty middle of the road. It does a good job of picking out some of the low-hanging fruit, but it's not going properly evaluate semantic structure and will pop several false positives. Additionally, the tools are incomplete. For instance, the contrast editor will allow you to test your colors with sliders so you can get the closest color that passes; however, that isn't how color palettes work, you generally don't get to change a companies palette without a lot of pain; furthermore, there is no ability to adjust the font-size and both font-size AND color are used to determine contrast requirements. Oh, and they use points VS pixels...nobody is using points on the web even if the ADA uses them in their fairly dated guidelines. Text from the actual contrast editor "Text is present that has a contrast ratio less than 4.5:1, or large text (larger than 18 point or 14 point bold) has a contrast ratio less than 3:1.". 14pt = 18.66 pixels, so I can see their logic even if I don't agree with it
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Pros
UsableNet
  • Easy to execute report on a page or set of page(journey)
  • Good and fit for all breakpoints
  • Easy navigation and focus option to find the exact impacted section of the page.
  • Have some auto recommendation feature which helps developer to follow and take the right approach
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WebAIM
  • Provides report of errors for you
  • Explains what needs to be fixed so you know why
  • Shows the errors next to each item on your website so you can see which one they mean
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Cons
UsableNet
  • Navigation should little more clear
  • Journey creation can be little bit easy
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WebAIM
  • Sometimes the automated functions miss things or are mis-triggered
  • I would like it to link out to more in-depth reading on issues and resolving them
  • I would love it if it generated a PDF report to send people.
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Alternatives Considered
UsableNet
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WebAIM
For this, I'm speaking specifically to the Siteimprove browser plugin. The Siteimprove plugin: Allows to filter on guideline level Catches a few more errors than WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool, but comes pretty close But, both do a great job in all other aspects WebAIM shines in its simplicity of overlaying of errors and warnings on the page. I think its real benefit is a lower learning curve on understanding how to use the tool
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Return on Investment
UsableNet
  • UsableNet tools helps a lots to fix the accessibility issues on web page
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WebAIM
  • It has led us to be more inclusive and accessible in our website
  • We have more website visitors
  • We have had positive comments about our website in terms of being accessible
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