Reworked accessibility focus handling now in Firefox nightly builds

In the nightly Firefox builds, which are already at version 10.0a1, a big refactoring patch was checked in mid of last week that reworks how the accessibility code handles focus changes and setting of the focus and its associated states for screen readers and assistive technologies. Among the improvements this rework introduces are bug fixes […]

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Firefox 4 is here!

Firefox 4 has finally hit the release channels and is available for download immediately! This is a major update that brings a lot of new features and enhancements as well as loads of stability and performance fixes to your browsing experience. And of course it is accessible! Some recent posts on the subject by me: […]

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What’s up with all those windows?

This blog post has to do with the reasons why Firefox 4.0Beta 5 and Beta 6 are totally inaccessible to most, if not all, Windows assistive technologies, and also cause problems with some mouse drivers and such. It all started with Bug 130078, a sequence of digits probably everyone in the Mozilla platform team will […]

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A cheers to the try-server!

Umm, yes, I know, it’s unusual to drink to a technology, esp at this early hour of the day! 🙂 But I just wanted to give a shoutout to Try Server and the team at Mozilla’s build/release engineering department who built this marvelous piece of infrastructure! The try server has saved the accessibility team members’ […]

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