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WAVE Stand-alone API Documentation

System Requirements


This video shows the process for a basic installation.

Installation Notes

API Query and Output Parameters

See for all parameters and API usage details (you will, of course, need to modify URLs to point to your local installation). Additionally, the stand-alone API allows you to pass javascript=true|false, screenshot=true|false, and viewportwidth={integer} parameters. If set, these will override any parameters set in the config above.

MAMP Installation Notes

If installing on MAMP on a Mac, the following modifications may be necessary if an error is returned by the API. Open the /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/envvars file and comment out the first DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH line and the export line as follows:

if test "x$DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH" != "x" ; then

Terms of Use

By licensing the WAVE Accessibility Tool stand-alone online web service, API, and/or related systems (hereafter referred to as WAVE), you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the WAVE Terms of Use for your license.