NVDA 0.6p3 released, quite some news for Mozilla users!

As you may or may not have read, the NVDA team released NVDA 0.6p3 last night. Below, I’d like to highlight those of the changes that are of special interest to those using Mozilla products such as Firefox or Thunderbird with it. Support for text attributes and spell checking NVDA takes advantage of the new […]

What should the action name for an indeterminate checkbox be?

As noted in this blog post, we’re currently working on implementing the accessibility for HTML 5 checkboxes that are indeterminate. An indeterminate checkbox is a checkbox that is neither checked nor unchecked, or half-checked if you will. The first stage is complete: Firefox 3.2a1pre as of Wednesday’s nightly will expose such indeterminate checkboxes as what […]

Implementing a new feature in Gecko that may have an impact on accessibility? Ping the accessibility team and tell them!

This morning, Jeff Walden pinged me on IRC to ask me whether the new indeterminate DOM property for checkboxes that is being introduced in HTML 5 and which recently landed on Mozilla 1.9.2, has any accessibility implications. I did a quick check, and it indeed does have an implication: We don’t expose the partially checked […]

Accessibility fix in 3.0.6

As you may have read already, Firefox 3.0.6 was released on Tuesday. Among the fixes introduced in this version is one for accessibility. It has to do with CaretMoved events and selection changes not being communicated to screen readers properly in the past. One immediately visible change is that, when you open ChatZilla, the accessible […]