This page contains resources for Mozilla's ongoing web browser accessibility work.
- Software Accessibility Today: the accessibility of computer software has seen drastic improvements over the past two decades. This article reviews the progress and technology as it has developed.
- Mozilla accessibility slideshow: apologies for the graphical nature of the slideshow; there is also an accessible text version.
- Firefox: An Open Source Accessibility Success Story -- article on the past, present and future of Firefox accessibility.
- Interview with Aaron Leventhal in Voice of the Nation's Blind -- discussion of Firefox and accessibility industry.
- ACB Radio's recording of CSUN Firefox accessibility presentation (skip to clip 3) -- recorded audio for packed presentation on JAWS compatibility with Firefox is finally available! This talk was so popular that conference goers who did not show up at least 10 minutes early were not allowed in, and there were people (including one of the presenters) arguing at the door trying to get in. Presenters were Aaron Leventhal from IBM, Glen Gordon from Freedom Scientific and Mike Beltzner from the Mozilla Corporation.
- Section 508 compliance for Firefox 1.5 on Windows -- first browser that we know of which provides a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) describing accessibility compliance and thus allowing U.S. government procurement.
- NFB endorses Firefox -- the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) recently tested and loved Firefox. Read it for yourself!
- Accessibility Features of Firefox 1.5 -- what we support (and where we are still waiting for better support).
- Firefox's Accessible DHTML Implementation - technical slide presentation ( ) for web architects.
- IBM has announced the contribution of accessibility support for Firefox 1.5
- Read the interview with Mozilla accessibility architect Aaron Leventhal in Mozilla Links newsletter (October 8, 2004 edition).
- Also, another interview in Bazzmann (an Italian computer magazine).
- Development status page - for Accessibility in Firefox 1.5 running on Windows
- User, Tester or Potential User
- Evaluator or Procurement Officer
- Web Author: Updated on August 7th 2006, Accessible DHTML
- Assistive Technology Developer
- QA engineer
- UI designer or developer
- Core Gecko Developer
- External Developer dealing with Accessibility on a non-Mozilla project
- Someone interested specifically in Linux and UNIX Accessibility
Both end users and developers are invited for discussion on the live IRC channel at irc.mozilla.org/#accessibility. Since this is a worldwide effort, there is always a good chance to find someone to chat with there, day or night.
Newsgroup and Mailing List
We have two discussion lists, which can be read via a newsgroup reader, as a mailing list or via Google groups.
|Purpose||Newsgroup||Mailing list||Google group|
|Developer discussion||mozilla.dev.accessibility||subscribe/unsubscribe||Google group|
|End user support||mozilla.support.accessibility||subscribe/unsubscribe||Google group|