Monthly Archives: December 2007

Merry Christmas everyone!

I wish all my readers a merry Christmas! Hope everyone will enjoy the free time as much as I intend to do! Also, all the best for 2008! May it be an enjoyable, productive, or in any way successful year … Continue reading

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Yahoo! demonstrating wai-aria roles and states with their YUI Menu Control

Victor Tsaran, accessibility guru at Yahoo!, just posted to the mozilla.dev.accessibility newsgroup that they implemented wai-aria roles and states into the Yahoo! UI’s menu control. You can find the blog post here. To try it out: From within the blog … Continue reading

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Orca is gearing up with Firefox!

Last night, the Orca team announced on their mailinglist that, due to a recent bugfix in the Firefox 3 nightly builds, they were able to drastically improve speed while navigating a web page line by line. I tried it out, … Continue reading

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Funny language announcements when reading messages in Thunderbird

Have you ever noticed announcements like “x-western” or “x-cyrillic” when reading messages in Thunderbird? JAWS and possibly other screen readers that support the detection of language attributes in HTML content may announce this. The reason is that Thunderbird puts the … Continue reading

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What’s new in accessibility for Firefox 3 article

I recently posted an article to Mozilla Support that tells a bit about the new features of Firefox 3 accessibility, and what each feature is useful for. This article has now gone live, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

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Firefox 3 Beta 2 now available for download!

If you haven’t heard it already, Firefox 3 Beta 2 is now available for download. One immediately noticeable difference from Beta 1 is, if you surf to a page that contains combo boxes, JAWS will no longer read all entries … Continue reading

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