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
En route to their 2009.1 final release, the NV Access team has released 2009.1beta1. Here’s a run-down of new features since their 0.6p3 release, of which I did a similar post. This does not cover everything, just the bits that impact the use of NVDA with Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. WAI-ARIA landmark support When […]Read More NVDA 2009.1 beta, what’s in it for Firefox users?
Mick and Jamie from NV Access, the organization behind the free and open-source NVDA screen reader for Windows, are taking new approaches to accessing accessible Flash and Java applets inside the browser. Traditionally, Adobe Flash content is being rendered into the virtual buffer in Windows screen readers such as JAWS. Over the years, this has […]Read More New approaches to Flash and Java accessibility in the browser on Windows
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 […]Read More Last weeks in the “Accessible” module, May 11, 2009
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 […]Read More Article on how to use NVDA and Firefox to test web sites for accessibility
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 […]Read More NVDA 0.6p3 released, quite some news for Mozilla users!