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.
While the intgration plugins for most SCM products are done rather simply within Eclipse, MKS(now PTC) IntegrityClient requires a few manual steps.
Caution, the plugin has always been a bit “buggy” but nothing too annoying for daily use. I’ve personally used it since IBM WSAD 5.1(Eclipse 3.x based) up to and including the most current Eclipse Luna (4.4) release.
- Go to your MKS installation path, then find the “integrations” folder as in the example below:
- That folder SHOULD have two folders (features/plugins) as well as three files (.eclipseextension, artifacts.xml, content.xml)
- Copy the entire contents and paste/overlay into your ‘eclipse’ folder (where you should already have folders for ‘features/plugins)
- Restart Eclipse
- Configure as required.
With the rapid release cycle (currently every 6 weeks) for Firefox, it’s a good idea for developers and testers to use the upcoming release versions before they are released to the general public.
For Windows users, you can download and install an appropriate version from:
On Ubuntu, it’s a little more difficult, but rater straight-forward:
- Open a new Terminal window
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox
That’s all…. Happy Testing!
Standards ARE everything, particularly when building for multiple platforms… look for more ramblings soon!