On December 19, Mozilla announced that it will switch to Matrix and Riot as the main synchronous communication platform, replacing IRC. This post is aimed to give you an introduction to using Riot, the most popular Matrix client, with a screen reader. AdvertisementsRead More How to get around Matrix and Riot with a screen reader
In November of 2018, I started a third attempt at switching to Android as my primary mobile operating system. This time, the experiment lasted 9 months. But I switched back to iOS nevertheless.Read More My third Android experiment
In my last post, I mentioned that we learned a few things from making the Firefox OS UI, code-named Gaia, more accessible over the past few months. This produced quite a few questions about what these things were. So rather than adding them to that blog post, here’s a dedicated one to just that topic. […]Read More Some do’s and dont’s we gathered from making the Firefox OS UI more accessible
After my introductory video, quite some things happened in the realm of Firefox OS accessibility, and although we’re still not quite ready yet to release builds to beta testers, we’re getting closer to a state where this will be the case. In the interim, I’d like to share a few things that have happened over […]Read More Accessibility in Firefox OS: An update
A few weeks ago, I decided to conduct an experiment. I wanted to determine if Android 4.2.2 “Jelly Bean” was finally ready for me to switch to full-time, away from an iPhone. Background I’ve been an iPhone user for four years, ever since the original iPhone 3G S came out with VoiceOver support in June […]Read More Switching to Android full-time – an experiment
Exactly on this day five years ago, on Monday, December 3, 2007, I started work at Mozilla as the QA engineer for Accessibility. I’d like to take this small anniversary to look back and look ahead. When I started, Mozilla Messaging had just been formed to drive and oversee the development of Mozilla Thunderbird. Mozilla […]Read More Five years at Mozilla
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!
The Mozilla project is very committed to making the web available to all people. To further that goal, members of the Mozilla community actively work with Non-Visual Desktop Access and other accessibility initiatives to make sure everyone benefits from the web. Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) is the best free screen reader solution for Windows and […]Read More NV Access receives a Mozilla grant to further push accessibility on the web