Author Archives: karlgroves

Important News: Updates to tests on Tenon.io!

Tenon.io was created in 2014 with a mission: Change accessibility testing. We did it, bigtime. Today we enter another chapter with a massive list of improvements. All told, the latest deployment contains 162 updates, improvements, and bug fixes. Some of the most notable changes include: Fixing a huge bug testing pages that use CSP. Fixing […]

Not to be missed: The Digital Accessibility Legal Summit.

If you’ve been paying attention for a while, you’ve no doubt noticed the extreme rate of lawsuits around Web Accessibility lately. Since October 2015, the pace of lawsuits has been extreme. In fact, the number of private sector accessibility related lawsuits is such that the number of lawsuits on any given month in 2018 rivals […]

Targeted whole-site testing with Tenon and Google Analytics

“How do I test my entire site?” is one of the most frequent questions we get from customers and potential customers. There are a variety of ways to do this with Tenon. You can use the Spider, or you can populate a project with a Sitemap.xml file. Of the two approaches, I personally advocate for […]

Eating one’s own dog food

Just wanted to share a quick 2-minute example of Tenon testing itself (original video, sped up 2.5x) Tenon uses Webdriver.io and Mocha/ Chai/ Should to perform end-to-end testing of every possible user interaction on the Tenon.io website. Along the way, it also performs accessibility testing. First, it tests general page templates – navigation, header, and […]

Phone calls and emails are not sufficient alternatives to having an accessible website

As you’re probably already aware, the Americans with Disabilities Act does not explicitly state that the Web is a “Place of Public Accommodation”. During the Obama administration, the US Department of Justice issued several Amicus Briefs to court cases in which they said that it was their position that the Web was a Place of […]

Announcing Tenon’s Accessibility Point-of-Contact Service

Since 2015 there have been approximately 200 lawsuits filed in US Courts. There have been several hundred more demand letters sent to retailers, banks, credit unions, and restaurants threatening lawsuits. Nearly all of these have been settled out of court. One thing that nearly all settlements require is that the website feature a prominent mechanism […]

Tenon Research first glimpse: The best & worst of content management systems

Since February 2018, Tenon.io has been performing research 24/7/365 on accessibility and publish the raw numbers publicly on our site. The data gathering is ongoing but slow. We analyze logs (from customers who’ve given us permission) as well as crawling the web on our own. We take the logs and analyze the technologies in use […]

New Feature in Winter 2018: Projects API and Spider

Easily the most important change to Tenon in the Winter 2018 release is the addition of the Projects API and Spider. The Projects API allows for fully RESTful access to Projects on Tenon, allowing you to list, add, edit, and delete projects from outside of the Tenon UI. This seems somewhat simplistic on the surface, […]

Winter 2018 Improvements: More Power Behind Site Monitors

By far, the biggest differentiator between Tenon and all other accessibility tools is that our API-first approach allows us unrivaled flexibility. This is demonstrated quite easily by the number of integrations and related tools that make use of Tenon. Our API gives us the ability to quickly make new things that make accessibility testing easier. […]

No Subscription Required

One thing that has become apparent is that not all Tenon users can make use of a regularly-billed subscription. One of our goals, as a business, is to put robust testing into the hands of those for whom pricey tools like Worldspace, AMP, and Compliance Sherriff were too expensive. There are still some users out […]