From:  RussCA <home.rr@cogeco.ca>
Date:  03 Mar 2013 20:40:10 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.accessibility
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Re: New reader

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On 3/1/2013 12:01 PM, RussCA wrote:
> Hello.  I am new to the newsgroup, although I have been posting
> accessibility messages in the Thunderbird and Firefox forums for a long
> time.
>
> My observation is that there appears to be a reluctance on the part of
> Mozilla to take accessibility issues seriously.  When I complain about
> having difficulties reading web pages or something in TB, and suggest a
> button that would at least invert the colors, or better yet be
> sufficiently cogent to leave images alone, there are generally some
> responses of the form, "I can't STAND white text on black!"
>
>  From my perspective, I have not seen much accessibility consideration
> in either program.  I used to use addons that at least allowed me to
> operate in white on black, often with a lot of clicking.  However, such
> addons seem to have gone away.  Why the reluctance to make accessibility
> for visually impaired users a part of these programs?
>
> A rival browser has such an addon, and it works just fine.  But over all
> I prefer Firefox as it is not a resource hog.
>
> Does Mozilla really not care about 1/3 of its actual or potential users?
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