Switching to Android full-time – an experiment

A few weeks ago, I decided to conduct an experiment. I wanted to determine if Android 4.2.2 “Jelly Bean” was finally ready for me to switch to full-time, away from an iPhone. Background I’ve been an iPhone user for four years, ever since the original iPhone 3G S came out with VoiceOver support in June […]

Recent happenings in accessibility-related projects financially supported by Mozilla

For several years now, Mozilla has funded varying projects in the field of accessibility development. Projects like Orca’s support for WAI-ARIA live regions, GNOME Accerciser, NVDA, or more recently, audio and video accessibility work and Firebug accessibility, are, in whole or in part, being funded by the Mozilla Foundation and other Mozilla resources to help […]

Mac OS X accessibility: A success story

Over the past couple of years, accessibility options have become more widely available than just on the Windows platform. Since GNOME 2.18, Orca has become part of the desktop package, offering a way for some distributions to be installed with some speech guidance. Also, Apple entered the same field during the Mac OS 10.4 Tiger […]

Easy ARIA tip #3: aria-invalid and role “alert”

I know, I know, it’s been a while since I posted my last Easy ARIA tip. But I’m hoping that this one will find you all excited and willing to play with it some more! The problem: You have a form, a contact form, for example, that you want to put some accessible error checking […]

Extension developers: 5 things to make your extension more accessible

After my first reach out to extension developers, Aaron and I have brainstormed and come up with the 5 most common things you as an extension developer should consider to make your extension more accessible. Here’s what we came up with: Make sure your extension is easily discoverable using the keyboard. A common pattern is […]