[Irl-dean] ICT-Expo

Joshue O Connor joshue.oconnor at ncbi.ie
Thu Feb 23 16:39:04 GMT 2006

Hey Barry,

Thats a killer list of extensions for Firefox!!



Barry McMullin wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Feb 2006, Hugh O'Neill wrote:
>>We can also use the badly designed version to demonstrate how
>>the Web Accessibility Toolbar could be used, as Donal proposed,
>>alongside a demonstration of JAWS reading our flawed and fixed
>>websites.  I think we need to include magnification software as
>>well, for demonstration, and also switch / keyboard access.
>>Any other thoughts on approach?
> For what it's worth, WAI Education and Outreach Group is
> currently developing precisely this kind of "before" and "after"
> demo.  It is only in early draft form, with lots of dangling
> placeholders, but may help with some ideas:
>   <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/2005/Demo/>
> On a separate point, as Elaine has noted, the AIS toolbar is very
> useful as far as it goes; but has a significant drawback in
> (currently) being limited to Microsoft Internet Explorer only. Of
> course, IE is still far and away the world's favourite browser -
> but hardly first choice from a standards conformance point of
> view...
> As Eamon just noted, firefox has alternative strengths of its
> own.  Right out of the box we have easy magnification (up and
> down), easy to switch off image animations (death to all
> flickering ads ... unless they are in flash - but see below!),
> tabbed browsing, and user control of new window/tab opening.
> And once you have firefox, you can then pick from a long menu of
> handy extensions:
> Web Developer:
>   <http://chrispederick.com/work/webdeveloper/>
> Accessibility Extensions for Mozilla/Firefox:
>   <http://cita.disability.uiuc.edu/software/mozilla/>
> Document Map (finally get a table of contents from all those
>   header elements):
>   <http://www-xray.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jgraham/>
> Longdesc (context menu to access long image "descriptions");
>   <http://www.splintered.co.uk/experiments/55/>
> Link Toolbar (finally get some benefit from those LINK elements!):
>   <http://cdn.mozdev.org/linkToolbar/>
> Flashblock (see how your site looks when users rebel and switch
>   off all those irritating flash things):
>   <http://flashblock.mozdev.org/>
> NoScript (easily control where client side scripting is allowed
>   and where it isn't - what IT security manager doesn't
>   want to deploy this?):
>   <http://www.noscript.net/whats>
> LiveHTTPheaders (technies only, but see content negotiation in action!):
>   <http://livehttpheaders.mozdev.org/>
> DOM Inpector (technies only!):
>   <http://www.mozilla.org/projects/inspector/>
> (So *why* did we have to wait so long for a really *extensible*
> browser?)
> Best - Barry.
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