Fangs is a screen reader simulator for Firefox that generates a textual representation of a page similar to how a screen reader would read it.

I am of two minds on this. On the one hand, because Fangs is a simulator, for many issues you’ll still need to test with real screen reader. We know about problems with Fahrner Image Replacement only because of testing with actual screen readers. For issues that don’t require a real screen reader to test, what does Fangs offer that we can’t get with a text-only browser like lynx or a tool like WAVE? It’s early yet, maybe we’ll see. It’s an interesting and potentially useful project.