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 […]Read More Accessibility on the Mac: Progress report Jan 30, 2012
This is to announce that work on a VoiceOver accessible version of Firefox for the Mac OS X platform has been gaining some attention recently, and that very promising progress has been made in the last month! Hub Figuière, a new member of the Mozilla accessibility team who started in November, has taken on the […]Read More Accessible Firefox on Mac OS X – things are ramping up!
Did I ever mention that I love the community, and I love operating systems with truly inclusive design?! Well, now you know! Here’s a little story that took place in the last half hour: I am looking for an RSS reader for my Mac. Because I’m blind, I have to use VoiceOver to access the […]Read More If you’re not accessible, you lose sales and reputation
This is, I believe, my 100th post on this blog, and I’m using it to announce that Apple’s iOS 4, released yesterday for the iPhone and iPod Touch, supports WAI-ARIA landmark in the VoiceOver screen reader. VoiceOver has had, since its inception, a feature called the rotor. The rotor allows users to set a particula […]Read More Apple’s iOS 4 supports WAI-ARIA landmarks
From March 22 to 27, the 5th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference took place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, California. It is most commonly referred to as CSUN 2010. The Mozilla Foundation had a booth at CSUN for the fourth year in a row. David, Alexander Surkov and […]Read More CSUN 2010 recap
I’ve been asked time and time again about what the current state is of the possibility of an accessible Firefox on the Mac that interacts with the VoiceOver screen reader. Well, let me recap what the current affair is. First of all, the bad news is that getting the remaining quirks out of Mac accessibility […]Read More The current state of accessible Firefox on the Mac, your help is appreciated!
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 […]Read More My first experience using an accessible touch screen device
Recently, Apple announced better accessibility features in iTunes 8 and the 4th generation iPod Nano. This is a major breakthrough in accessibility because now, the maker of a mainstream hardware media player is taking steps to make sure the device is useable also by people with vision impairments. Previously, the only way to make certain […]Read More Why I would not buy an iPod just yet