From:  Marco Zehe <mzehe@mozilla.com>
Date:  23 Jun 2015 09:23:49 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.accessibility
Subject:  

Re: Firefox accessibility on Mac devices

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Sorry, I don't think there is a cross-platform screen reader. There is also
no alternative to VoiceOver on OS X.

In any case, the problem is with Firefox, which does not properly support
all Mac accessibility APIs yet.

Marco

Am Montag, 22. Juni 2015 schrieb Michal Stanke :

>  May I ask, are there any alternative solutions, which can be used instead
> of VoiceOver without similar limitations? Maybe e.g. something
> multiplatform which works fine also on Linux/Windows?
>
> Michal Stanke
>
>  Dne 17.6.2015 v 10:33 Michal Stanke napsal(a):
>
> Thank you Marco,
>
> I wish you to be able to start moving forward with the VoiceOver support
> as soon as possible and will tell the user.
>
> Cheers
> Michal Stanke
>
>  Dne 17.6.2015 v 10:28 Marco Zehe napsal(a):
>
>   Hi Michael, Mattias,
>
>  the basic support should be enabled as soon as VoiceOver starts, or if it
> is already running when Firefox is launched. Note that there may be an
> issue with the initial import wizard not being accessible. After that is
> done, some basic, but badly performant, accessibility is there. We're sorry
> about this, but lack of resources is causing us to not be as far with
> accessibility on the Mac as we would.
>
>  So the recommendation, for now, is to use one of the two alternative
> browsers Safari or Chrome on OS X with VoiceOver.
>
>  Marco from the Mozilla accessibility team
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 10:24 AM, Michal Stanke  > wrote:
>
>> Thank you Mattias. Do you know about any settings which can prevent
>> VoiceOver to work with Firefox at all or tips for troubleshoot, so I can
>> tell the user to try them?
>>
>> Michal Stanke
>>
>> Dne 17.6.2015 v 10:03 mattias jonsson napsal(a):
>>
>>          It work but the performance are not good
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>>>
>>> Hi.
>>>
>>> I am Czech Mozilla.cz community member. We've received a report from
>>> blind user, that Firefox for Mac is not accessible with VoiceOver.
>>> Unfortunately we do not have any Apple device to help him or even
>>> test/confirm the issue. Is there any special setting needed to make it work
>>> properly?
>>>
>>> Best regards
>>> --
>>> Michal Stanke
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