[Athen] REQUEST FOR HELP: A11y Firebug Extension proposal to the Mellon MATC grant (Testimonial)

Jon Gunderson jongund at illinois.edu
Thu May 14 06:47:10 PDT 2009

I would like to request the help of anyone who has used and likes the Illinois Firefox Accessibility Extension.

I am trying to secure support for the next generation of the Firefox Accessibility Extension and need people to write a short testimonial on how the current extension has helped them in their accessibility work and how integrating accessibility checking into Firebug (a very popular web development and debugging tool) would be even more useful in raising developer awareness and compliance with accessibility standards.

Can you go to the following website, create a login and add a testimonial to the Firebug A11y proposal by this FRIDAY (15 May 2009)?

Project link:

Testimonial Link:

Testimonial Content
The testimonial does not have to be long, It can be as short as a few sentences. Please try to include in the testimonial how you used the Illinois Firefox Accessibility extension in your work and how this tool would be even more useful would be great.

There are a few testimonials on the web site now to use as a guide, but the more personal you can make the testimonial the better.

But it would be good to emphasize the importance of open source tools that can be used by everyone and that can customized for evaluating dynamically generated web content.

Thank you for your help,

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Coordinator Information Technology Accessibility
Disability Resources and Educational Services

Rehabilitation Education Center
Room 86
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, Illinois 61821

Voice: (217) 244-5870

WWW: http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/
WWW: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jongund/www/

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