New accessibility features in Firefox 3.5

Firefox 3.5 is fast approaching, and it’s time to list all the user-visible changes to the accessibility support in this new version! Support for text attributes, formatting and spell checking Firefox 3.5 exposes text attributes such as bold, underlined, and color information through the AT-SPI and IAccessible2 attributes properties of their respective AccessibleText interfaces. Information […]

My first experience using an accessible touch screen device

Yes, you read correctly: An accessible touch screen device! This morning, I went to a retail store carrying mostly Apple products and had a look at the new iPhone 3G S that was released in Germany on Friday. Apple revealed during the WWDC keynote two weeks ago that it would have a built-in screen reader […]

Exposure of audio and video elements to assistive technologies

This blog has been quiet recently due to me being away at the AEGIS forum and workshop near London last week (more on that to come soon), and us preparing everything for the Firefox 3.5 release. If you’re using Firefox 3.5b4, you may already have been notified of the Firefox 3.5b99 update. This update brings […]