Mozilla Firefox

Last modified
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Category

Description of App

Mozilla Web Browser

Free or Paid

Free

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On

10.4, 10.5, 10.6&7.

Accessibility Comments

Don't even attempt!

Usability

Some parts of the app are accessible with VoiceOver, but not enough to make it usable.

Other Comments

The menu bar reads, but that's about it. I dont' even think the prefverences dialog works. I wrote the Mozilla team, and they really don't seem to give a rat's ass to fix the issue. They've pretty much clamed to me it's not their problem, and to get over it.

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Submitted by Brother J. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I tried both the Earlybird build of Thunderbird and Aurora build of Firefox this past week and both really frustrated me. I wrote to somebody who is blind and has worked for Mozilla for approximately seven years. He basically told me neither program is accessible due to lack of sufficient resources in the Mozilla community. Furthermore, he told me this may change one day if one or more capable persons become interested but recommended me to use Safari and the Mail app. It is truly a shame but nobody is interested to take on the daunting task of making Firefox and Thunderbird just as accessible with VoiceOver as already is with screen readers for Windows.

Submitted by Daniel on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hi, just wanted to mention. Since we now have two options with the Mac. Safari as already stated as well as Google Crome which in my opinion works really well with Voiceover. At least for me it does. I was quite excited when Firefox started adding Voiceover support but now disappointed that it hasn't progressed further.

Oh well, maybe one day it may become accessible with Voiceover.

Submitted by Tree on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I do accessibility checking for my job right now and a few things that I check for I can only do with the Web Aim wave tool. I use this tool to check the contrast on sights as well as if the html language is specified in the code. The only thing is the version of this tool I am using can not do privet web sights. There is a fire fox plugin , but its a major bummer having to boot into windows just to check contrast and html languge. I wish Fire fox worked on the mac. Does Anybody know of any accessible alterntives that would do what I need?

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