a11y-outline

a11y-outline

Many screen readers like JAWS or NVDA have shortcuts to bring up a list of landmarks, headings or links. This browser extension provides the same functionality without requiring a screen reader. Just press Ctrl+Shift+7.

What is a11y-outline?
a11y-outline is a Firefox add-on that allows sighted web developers and users to experience how blind users might navigate their content. Press Ctrl+Shift+7 to access a list of landmarks, headings, or links and navigate through them using arrow keys.
Stats
By: xi
Users: 278 ▲ 5
Rating: 4.33 (3)
Version: 2.1.0 (Last updated: 2024-02-04)
Creation date: 2018-01-21
Weekly download count: 6
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • scripting
Size: 28.31K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Many screen readers like JAWS or NVDA have shortcuts to bring up a list of landmarks, headings or links. This browser extension provides the same functionality without requiring a screen reader.

This is mainly useful for two audiences:

  • Sighted web developers who want to get a feeling for how blind users might experience their content.
  • Sighted users who like this kind of navigation.
Usage

Pressing Ctrl+Shift+7 brings up a dialog. You can use the up/down arrow keys to select a list. With the tab key you can switch to the actual list and navigate it with arrow keys.

User reviews
Thanks for this extension. I was using Headings map before FF Quantum, your extension is different but with aria landmarks, and it's very usefull.
by nicod_, 2018-01-27

Very useful! Currently suffers from a couple of bugs. It uses the same shortcut (CMD/CTRL-7) as switching to the seventh tab; it will thus do both. To use the extension, you need to call it from a window with less than 7 tabs, or to have your content on this tab already. Also, calling the shortcut more than once will show the UI again on top of the existing view.

Simple and does the job. I was using HeadingsMap before webextensions and I missed that, so thank you!
by Stephane Deschamps, 2018-01-24
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Safety
Risk impact

a11y-outline is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

a11y-outline is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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