Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. These words must resonate. They must be repeated loud enough often enough, and forcefully enough for the sentiment to become second nature to all. While Karl Groves’s personal feelings on racism have been made clear and, as the Founder & President of Tenon, it can be assumed that his feelings are also Tenon’s feelings, we decided that the best approach at this time is to make our feelings on the current political climate clear regarding where we stand on civil rights in general and race relations specifically.

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Introducing Mortise

The mortise and tenon joint has been used for thousands of years by woodworkers around the world to join pieces of wood. In its basic form it is both simple and strong. Although there are many joint variations, the basic mortise and tenon comprises two components: the mortise hole and the tenon tongue. The tenon, formed on the end of a member generally referred to as a rail, is inserted into a square or rectangular hole cut into the corresponding member. The tenon is cut to fit the mortise hole exactly and usually has shoulders that seat when the joint fully enters the mortise hole. Wikipedia

The mortise & tenon has been used reliably for over 7000 years. Done well, a mortise & tenon can be a beautiful and easy way to get an important job done. It is no mistake that we used this metaphor for our company and our products.

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Major updates to Tenon: Spring 2020


In late 2012 I had an idea: Change accessibility testing by creating an API-centered tool that frees the user from the requirement that they use an external tool for testing, instead allowing developers, testers, and content authors to do accessibility testing within their existing toolsets. Since that time, Tenon has become a multi-million-dollar company – with $0 investment dollars – based solely on the excellent team we’ve assembled.

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Core features for a true shift-left web accessibility testing tool

Thanks to the growth and maturation of the digital accessibility industry, automated testing tools are becoming more valued as a critical piece of development infrastructure for any successful accessibility program. As the importance of having a strong accessibility program increases, companies and organizations are expressing more interest in how they can harness the power of automated testing tools to improve their accessibility program, reduce costs, track compliance, create more accessible IT products, and mitigate risks. At Tenon, we believe our flagship tool is one of the most robust and frictionless automated testing tools in the entire accessibility industry and it can help your organization to excel at automation. As the number of automated testing tools increases, we understand that finding the best automated testing tool for your program can be overwhelming. To help your organization make an informed decision, we created a list of essential features as a baseline to help with identifying features that we think are a must have in order to support your accessibility program:

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