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FireEyes Update – September 2015

Mozilla Firefox has changed their APIs in such a way that they will no longer work with FireEyes, starting with Firefox v.42. Users of Firefox v.41 may have already noticed warnings from the browser that the FireEyes plugin is not compatible.

FireEyes users have three alternatives to address this change:

aXe Firefox Extension

You can download the new, free aXe extension for Firefox. aXe: the Accessibility Engine is Deque’s open source accessibility rules engine, and the extension for Firefox will allow you to perform accessibility testing in the Firefox browser. The aXe extension for Firefox has been approved by Mozilla.

Please note: there are certain FireEyes features that are not available in the aXe extension at this time, like Color Contrast testing and SimulAT analysis.

aXe Chrome Extension

You can download the new, free aXe extension for Chrome. aXe: the Accessibility Engine is Deque’s open source accessibility rules engine, and the extension for Chrome will allow you to perform accessibility testing in the Chrome browser.

Please note: there are certain FireEyes features that are not available in the aXe extension at this time, like Color Contrast testing and SimulAT analysis.

Use Extended Service Release (ESR) Version of Firefox with FireEyes

If you are a WorldSpace customer, please use this option.
You can continue to use FireEyes, by using the most recent Firefox ESR release (v.38) and apply the patches provided for the ESR to address security concerns. ESRs are designed for longer term deployments where features are not added, but security patches are applied. They will keep patching for security on v.38 until the end of 2016.

 

If you are looking for the old information on FireEyes…

Please see below.

What You Need to Know about FireEyes:

  • It’s a Firefox plug-in that runs with Firebug, the premiere web development tool for Firefox
  • With FireEyes you can review your testing results which include details about the specific standard in violation, the capability to highlight the specific area of the page where the error is located, and inspect the issue directly in your browser.
  • Free plug-in users have the ability to download reports, and share accessibility policy settings with other FireEyes users.
  • WorldSpace customers have the ability to upload issues into projects in WorldSpace.  To assign issues to team members and collaborate on defects.
  • Did we mention it’s free?

FireEyes Installation Instructions

 

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