Category Archives: Mozilla

Share your success stories with Mozilla Accessibility

Aaron Leventhal posted a great summary of the impact of Mozilla Accessibility to the mozilla.dev.accessibility newsgroup. Have anything to add? Any success story to share where the accessibility in Mozilla product had an impact on you? Either comment here on … Continue reading

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Impressions from SightCity 2008 in Frankfurt, Germany

From May 7 to May 9, I attended the SightCity conference and exhibition of assistive technologies for the blind and visually impaired. It is the biggest one in the German speaking world, and one of the biggest venues of this … Continue reading

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Impressions from a German Web 2.0 accessibility conference

Last week on Tuesday, I attended a German web 2.0 accessibility conference titled Einfach für Alle – Konzepte und Zukunftsbilder für ein Barrierefreies Internet, loosely translated “Simply for all – Concepts and Visions for an accessible internet”. The conference was … Continue reading

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A lot of small but noticeable usability improvements

Beginning of this week, Aaron Leventhal, who is the module owner for Mozilla accessibility, and I met in Stuttgart, Germany to work on some hard to reproduce and nagging issues. Among one big issue having to do with how document … Continue reading

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What on earth are Places? :-)

A while back, on IRC, Mick Curran of the NVDA project posed an interesting question that led me to this blog post. Those of you who have been following the Firefox 3 press coverage have probably stumbled upon the term … Continue reading

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A few important changes to the accessibility of the Location Bar

As those of you working with Nightly builds may have already noticed, there have been a few important bug fixes made for the Location bar and a few other Places-related controls. Here’s a summary of them: The Location bar pop … Continue reading

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Firefox integration into Linux also sounds native to the platform

Michael Ventnor, a Mozilla intern working on the Linux integration of Firefox 3, just posted a great summary of the work that has been done for Firefox 3. For those of you who can see, he also has a bunch … 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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