Adobe Edge Inspect has been around for a while but the latest accessibility upgrades will be a breath of fresh air for accessibility professionals. Adobe, as a provider of developer tools, recognizes that accessibility is not a concept that just opens doors for users with disabilities. Accessibility is actually a concept which improves the user experience for everyone. At Adobe this includes the development experience for developers and testers.
Edge Inspect allows a developer or tester to preview and inspect web designs on different types of devices. Accessibility features on each device can be tested and developers can see real-time displays as code enhancements are made. The synchronization puts accessibility front and center in the development process making it an integral part of new/revisited programs. Instead of being an afterthought, including accessibility can now be a habit for developers and testers.
The features include:
- Synchronized browsing and refreshing – wirelessly pair multiple iOS and Android devices to your computer
- Remote inspection
- Ability to take screenshots from all of your connected devices
- Hide/show Edge Inspect UI on devices
- Support for
- Localhost URL
- HTTP authentication
- Cache management
- Amazon Kindle Fire
- URL monitoring
For more information on Adobe Edge Inspect, please see:
- Adobe Blog Post: Adobe Edge Adds Accessibility Support
- Product Details: Adobe Edge Inspect and Product Features
Adobe has been a leader in the Accessibility field for many years helping shape our industry standards and setting the bar high for other multi-national firms. We applaud their on-going efforts to blend Accessibility into their products and culture.