Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility with Firefox

Posted on August 3rd, 2005 by

Patrick H. Lauke at Get Tooled Up outlines how Mozilla Firefox can be used in conjunction with the Web Developer Toolbar to carry out a preliminary accessibility review.

Although awareness of web accessibility has steadily increased in recent years, many web developers are still uncertain about how to evaluate their sites. The relative complexity of documents such as the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 and the wealth of – sometimes contradictory – advice found on sites dedicated to the subject can leave developers wondering about the practical aspects of testing.

 

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