WAI-ARIA showcase: Microsoft Office web apps

Prompted by the recent Microsoft and GW Micro partnership announcement, I took a long overdue look at Microsoft’s Office 365 product offerings. The Home Premium edition not only gives you five installations of full Office Professional versions in your household, Windows and Mac combined, but also the apps for iOS and Android on up to […]

Review: Dell Latitude 10 inch tablet with Windows 8

At the 2013 CSUN conference, I was invited by Accessibility Partners to participate in an interview pertaining to tablet computer accessibility. Having used iPads for my personal use for years, and also having ventured into Android tablets such as the Google NEXUS 7 in my work for Firefox for Android, I was very interested to […]

Quick tip: Handling the sub menus in the WordPress 3.3 admin area with a screen reader

This is a quick tip to show how to use the new sub menus in the admin area of WordPress 3.3 with a screen reader. For this, I’m using NVDA 2011.3RC, and Firefox 9. The new sub menus are a way to more quickly access items in the sub menus of “Dashboard”, “Posts” etc. without […]

What’s new in Accessibility in Firefox 8.0

The newest update to Firefox has just been released to the public, and it’s that time again where we look at the user-facing and facing assistive technologies changes in this Firefox release. If not otherwise noted, these changes apply to Thunderbird as well, since it is built on the same platform. First and foremost, the […]

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 weeks in the “Accessible” module, May 11, 2009

Sorry for being a slacker in updating you guys regularly on what’s been happening! But we’ve been quite busy at getting some stuff finished and hopefully ready for inclusion in 3.5. I already posted about the return of the descriptions last week. So here’s what else happened since my last report: Exposing HTML 5 audio […]

Article on how to use NVDA and Firefox to test web sites for accessibility

I just published an article on how to use NVDA and Firefox to do website testing. This article can be found on the front page of my blog under the “Pages” section, in the “Articles” sublist. The article is meant as an introduction, not as a replacement for the NVDA user guide, and it is […]

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 […]

NV Access published their progress on the Mozilla Foundation grant

The new year starts out with a bang! NV Access, the makers of theNVDA, a free, open-source screen reader for Windows, have published their progress report on the current Mozilla Foundation grant. The grant goals were laid out for a three year period, and look what was accomplished in the first year alone! Mick and […]