April 1, 2021 – Axe-Core Update & Best Practices
Axe-core has been updated from minor version 4.0 to 4.1. This comes with some new rules and bugfixes, which may have a small change on violations found on your website. For a full list of changes, please refer to the release notes of axe-core 4.1.
Console also now allows users to scan their websites for “best practice” violations. This is an opt-in feature, so unless you decide to do this, no changes will take place. If you do choose to scan for “best practice” violations, expect a large increase in violations found.
February 18, 2021 – Accessibility Violations
Websites will begin to collect a list of all unique, active violations found on pages. Data collection began at 10 AM, so violations found on pages before this time on this day will not show in the violations list until the pages have been rescanned.
January 14, 2021 – Begin Collecting Website & Page Accessibility Score
Pages will begin to collect a new “Accessibility Score” when they are scanned by the page monitoring system. Pages that have not been scanned after this date will not show an accessibility score until they have been rescanned.