Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Adding Worldspace Free Analysis to the Web Developer Toolbar

The Web Developer extension adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools. It is designed for Firefox, Flock and Seamonkey, and will run on any platform that these browsers support including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

The toolbar allows you to add custom tools. This post will go through that process to add Deque's free single page analysis to the tools.

I have not tested this on Flock or Seamonkey. If anyone does please let me know.

This new tool entry will connect to Deque's free single page analysis

Step 1) Install the Developer Toolbar.

Step 2) Select Tools / Edit Tools from the Developer Toolbar

Dev Tools Menu Selection
Figure 1) Dev Tools Menu Selection

Step 3) From the Edit Tools Dialog Select Add

Web Developer Options Dialog
Figure 2) Web Developer Options Dialog

Step 4) To Add Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Level 1 & 2 (WCAG 1&2) enter the following:

  • Description: Deque Worldspace WCAG 1&2
  • Tool Type: Select URL
  • Enter URL:

Select OK, to close the Add Tools Dialog, and Select OK to close the Web Developer Options Dialog.

Step 5) Navigate to a url in your browser. Select the Tools menu, Deque Worldspace WCAG 1&2 option.

Dev Tools with New Deque Worldspace Dialog
Figure 3) Dev Tools With New Deque Worldspace Dialog

Please let me know if you have any difficulty adding this to the tools options. If you would like to add the other standards please replace the URL settings with the following. Also remember to change the description.

WCAG Level 1 -
WCAG Level 1 & 2 -
WCAG Level 1, 2, and 3 -
Section 508 -

I will cover in another entry how to point this to your own instance of Worldspace for existing customers.


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