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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

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.