Firefox 3 accessibility

Firefox logo, a world icon wrapped up in a red fox. I’ve noticed that the Mozilla org has been doing quite a bit on accessibility, from working with IBM on Rich-apps accessibility, to funding people to make Firefox accessible with VoiceOver.

Mark Pilgrim reports that Firefox 3 will include the option to block meta-redirects, and the motivation (apart from helping people) seems to be because it’s part of the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG).

I’ve done this quite often as part of testing with the Web developers toolbar, but it’s great that it will be an option for the general public.

Perhaps Firefox will be the first UAAG compatible browser?

Along with scaling graphics and built in support for Microformats, I’m really looking forward to it’s release!


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