Quickly check your website for common accessibility problems with tenon.io

Tenon.io is a new tool to test web sites against some of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines criteria. While this does not guarantee the usability of a web site, it gives you an idea of where you may have some problems. Due to its API, it can be integrated into workflows for test automation and […]

Blind web devs, jump on the Firebug train!

Late yesterday, Firebug 1.4 was released. Firebug is the web development and debugging tool for Firefox, with a huge user base worldwide. As JJB mentions in his post, UI accessibility was provided for many of the Firebug features by Hans Hillen of the Paciello Group. The Mozilla Foundation funded the first of this work, and […]

Extension tip, and feedback appreciated: Feed Sidebar

The extension Feed Sidebar by Christopher Finke is a small extension that allows to view one’s Live Bookmarks in a sidebar, much like one would view history or bookmarks. It is not a new RSS feed management, but instead operates on the live bookmarks one has in the profile via the “Subscribe to this page” […]

Review of the WebVisum Firefox extension

Today, a post announcing the WebVisum Firefox extension was posted to the mozilla.dev.accessibility newsgroup. The things talked about in this post and on the WebVisum homepage almost sound too good to be true. Among the features are: Ability to tag graphics, form fields, links, and other page elements. While some or all of these features […]

Extension developers: 5 things to make your extension more accessible

After my first reach out to extension developers, Aaron and I have brainstormed and come up with the 5 most common things you as an extension developer should consider to make your extension more accessible. Here’s what we came up with: Make sure your extension is easily discoverable using the keyboard. A common pattern is […]

Extension developers: Give your extension an accessibility checkup for Firefox 3!

As Firefox 3 is fast approaching, and you extension developers are getting ready to update your products, it is a good time to also give your extensions a thorough accessibility checkup. Can the extension be launched without using a mouse? Are labels properly associated with the controls they are labelling? To help you out, there […]