Five years at Mozilla

Exactly on this day five years ago, on Monday, December 3, 2007, I started work at Mozilla as the QA engineer for Accessibility. I’d like to take this small anniversary to look back and look ahead. When I started, Mozilla Messaging had just been formed to drive and oversee the development of Mozilla Thunderbird. Mozilla […]

NV Access receives a Mozilla grant to further push accessibility on the web

The Mozilla project is very committed to making the web available to all people. To further that goal, members of the Mozilla community actively work with Non-Visual Desktop Access and other accessibility initiatives to make sure everyone benefits from the web. Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) is the best free screen reader solution for Windows and […]

Last week in the “Accessible” module, April 20, 2009

After the Easter holidays, pace has picked up again in the development of accessibility features and other work surrounding our eco system. Actions for sorting and expansion/collapsing After some minor setbacks, David’s patch on exposing actions for ARIA sort and expand/collapse attributes finally landed today. This means that: An element that has aria-sort set, will […]

Last week in the “Accessible” module, March 2, 2009

This is the first in an ongoing weekly series where I’ll highlight items that the accessibility team has been working on over the last week. I’ll be reporting on fixed bugs, or will also call out on items that we might appreciate your help on. Since this is the first issue, and my last update […]

A job opportunity in Mozilla accessibility!

The Mozilla Corporation has the following job opportunity available: The Mozilla Corporation is looking for a full time engineer to develop accessibility in its software. The job will involve working with a small team to develop support for a wide variety of 3rd party assistive technologies such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, on-screen keyboards and […]

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 the blog, or go to the thread and reply there! We want to hear from […]

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 of screen shots that show Firefox nicely integrating into the Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu. I’d […]