Accessibility on the Mac: Progress report Jan 30, 2012

After my blog post about the accessibility of Firefox on Mac OS X ramping up stirred up so much interest (thanks again to everyone who commented!), I thought you’d like to hear a bit about the progress we’ve made since then.

When I wrote the original blog post, what we had was very basic content rendering to VoiceOver or Accessibility Verifier. And I mean really basic. We had just crossed the point where loading a second page, or opening a new tab, would actually tell VoiceOver what content there was. Previously, it would not even take notice of the new content and still show the old stuff. Also, the web area was just now then being announced as “HTML content” by VoiceOver, like in Safari.

Since then Hub:

Pretty amazing, eh?

Of course, there are still quite a number of things left to do. To name a few:

As you can see, we still have quite some work ahead of us, and we’ll undoubtedly find more along the way, and with your help once I announce a build that has less known bugs than this above list. 😉

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