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Name kp
User since March 11, 2011
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My Reviews

AInspector Sidebar

Excellent integration with enterprise accessibility spidering tool Rated 5 out of 5 stars

AInspector can stand on its own. It has a very robust and community authored set of rules that it uses for determining accessibility. It is also one of the better tools available for checking the correctness of ARIA widget implementations. Not only does it look for proper ARIA widget structure and attributes + values, it also has a feature that allows the user to rerun the evaluation with a delay, so that a user can manually activate a control and check if a widget's roles, states, and properties are correctly maintained during use. Its integration with Firefox's DOM Inpsector makes it possible to "fix" errors (or just experiment) with the live page and rerun AInspector to come up with potential solutions. Very helpful.

But what really makes AInspector shine for me is its integration with FAE 2 (the free, enterprise spidering accessibility checker). An organization can use FAE 2 to spider an entire public facing web site and gather "global" issues. AInspector is then used to drill down to the detailed, code level on any one particular page.

AInspector and FAE use the same ruleset and reporting categorizations, so there is a one to one equivalence between the FAE global scans and the page level evaluations performed by AInspector.

More than just a basic add-on for occasional accessibility checks, AInspector is more properly thought of as key component in a site or enterprise-wide accessibility monitoring and analysis toolkit.

We are currently training staff to use it in conjunction with FAE at a major US university, where we plan on the AInspector + FAE combination as part of our overall web accessibility initiatives.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0-beta.2). 

Mozilla Labs: Prospector - Instant Preview

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

But it only shows me pages I have already visited/that are in my search history. Better would be something like this that also had Google Instant capabilities--prospective hits.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1-signed.1-signed).