I’ve done a lot of accessibility testing and development work over my career. One of the many free tools that I use in that role is FireEyes. Deque also has some commercial packages for developer use.
FireEyes adds a new tab on the Firebug tab bar and adds the ability to analyze a web site for WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA and Section 508 accessibility violations. The Stand-Alone version of FireEyes is a browser plugin to the FireFox browser. It requires that the FireBug plugin already be installed
- Firefox 31-41
As of 2015aug21, the current version of the extension is NOT signed and will not execute on later versions. [See my later post on this topic]
- FireBug 2.x – Do NOT install Firebug v3 alpha as the tab will not show.
NOTE: should be on Firebug tab labeled “Worldspace Fireyes”, but does not seem to be available in Firebug3.
NOTE: if you try to download in MSIE, you must rename the .zip to .xpi, and then open with Firefox.
After a clean install, or simply access to a new machine, I often find it helpful to enable colored prompts in the terminal/command line environment.
For standard Ubuntu / Debian / Linux environments, this only requires you to remove a comment from a single line in a config file.
/home/%USERID%/.bashrc you will find the following text, the last line simply needs to have the hash removed:
# uncomment for a colored prompt, if the terminal has the capability; turned
# off by default to not distract the user: the focus in a terminal window
# should be on the output of commands, not on the prompt
Open vi/vim or your editor of choice and remove it and you are done!
NOTE: If you are using Nautilus, you will not see this file as it is hidden, choose “View”, “Show Hidden Files” (CTRL-H) and it should appear.
I was recently working on a website that had a black/dark background and while the typical suite of browsers that I test with seemed fine, Safari showed an annoying white flash when the page was loading.
The simplest fix, while not elegant, is to an explicit ‘style’ attribute on the <html> tag.