Simulates being blind, forcing you to use screen reader to navigate through web

What is blindify?
Blindify is a Firefox add-on that allows you to simulate being blind, forcing you to use a screen reader to navigate through websites. It hides all elements on a page while still maintaining accessibility for screen readers. Improve your website's accessibility by testing it from a blind person's perspective.
By: wopolow
Users: 14 ▲ 1
Version: 0.2.1resigned1 (Last updated: 2024-04-26)
Creation date: 2019-02-02
Weekly download count: 2
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 16.51K
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Do you test your websites with screen reader to check how accessible they are? You definitively should!

But to really put yourself into blind persons' shoes you CAN'T see the website that you're operating on. So, with blindify you can temporarly hide all elements on a page, in a way that it's still accessible by screen readers. It allows you to navigate with SR and check if the navigation makes sense or does the page have all the necessary data that you wanted to share.

You can toggle between "blind state" and "visual state" with the button on the topbar. Once toggled into blind state, current tab will still hidden even you navigate through various websites. Each tab can have it's separate state, so if you want to read the docs about ARIA and test the page simultaniously, you're good to go!

Hope you find it useful, let's make the web more accessible!

Risk impact

blindify is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install blindify if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

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

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