As part of our ongoing efforts to provide the market’s most advanced automated testing engine, we're pleased to announce that we've published our most recent set of improvements. These changes will reduce the number of false positives in scan results and improve testing accuracy.
Access Engine is Level Access's automated testing engine built on more than 20 years of experience from leading accessibility experts. Access Engine is used with or available across our suite of products.
On January 5, 2024, we refined 16 Access Engine rules to help reduce false positives in scan reports. Access Engine 2.22 is now available in AMP, Continuum, Access Assistant, and the Level Access Platform.
How will this impact you?
Fewer false positives
Newly run automated scans may show fewer false positives. False positives are accessibility issues that automated testing tools detect, but may not be accessibility barriers or conformance issues. While you can't completely eliminate false positives, the improvements to Access Engine may reduce them.
Higher accessibility health score and reduced manual effort
When Access Engine returns fewer false positives, it may result in:
- Fewer false positive issues in newly created scan reports.
- Higher accessibility health scores.
False positives can lower your health score because they're flagging issues that may not be accessibility or conformance issues. Minimizing false positives can not only increase your health score, but it can also make identifying and prioritizing real accessibility issues even easier when reviewing your results.
Applicable to new scans only
This change only affects new automated scans run on or after January 5. All existing scan results will remain unchanged.
If you have any questions, reach out to your Advisor Services team.