So you would like to test your web site for screenreaders. It may not the final test, maybe it is. Maybe you don’t have screenreader software, or the resources to hire testers, or the time. What do you do?
Here comes the Fangs Screen Reader Emulator for Firefox 1.5 to the rescue. It’s by Peter Krantz of Standards-Schmandards. It’s yet another valuable Firefox extension for development. Fangs will open a new window with a text sampling of what a screenreader would “say”. It also has a tab for a basic headings list and a list of links. Very nifty.
[Fangs] renders a text version of a web page similar to screen reader output. Helps developers find accessibility issues fast.
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I’ll have to look into this and see if it plays nicely with Flock, which not all plug-ins do…
I hope you don’t mind me adding this, but you might be interested in my list of free and demo screen readers to test. There’s really no reason why we can’t all test in at least one real screen reader, e.g. Window-Eyes on the Windows platform.