Accessibility Extensions for Mozilla/Firefox

Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES) and Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Toolbar Buttons: Events

The EVENTS button on the Accessibility Toolbar allows the user to disable and enable mouse, window, and form events on a page. The List of Events Information Window is also accessed on this menu.

Menu options for the events menu, listed below

Access the Events Menu:

Disable Events:

Events are actions that take place when something is done in regards to the webpage. An object might change when the mouse cursor is moved over it, a script might activate after a page loads to open a pop up window, or an action might occur through the completion of a form. These types of actions are controlled by scripts and can be disabled and enabled through the Events button. If a checkmark is visible next to an item on this menu, then the feature is disabled. If there is no checkmark, the feature is enabled.

List of Events:

The LIST OF EVENTS Information Window displays all events that appear on the page in the browser window and the type of event it is. The visibility of the columns can be turned on and off by selecting the Column Selection Icon at the very right of the Column Headers. A checkmark next to an item means that column is visible. When no checkmark is next to the item, the column will be hidden. To sort, select the column name. Select the column name again to sort between ascending and descending order.

When an event in the List of Events Information Window is selected, the event location on the page will highlight. The action script of the event will appear in the bottom pane of the information window.

Screenshot of the List of Events info window