From:  Steve Lee <>
Date:  17 Nov 2014 21:57:19 Hong Kong Time

Re: Firefox OS


There seems to be some confusion between Firefox and FirefoxOS here.
With Firefox the browser exposes accessibility to AT via an
Accessibility API. The story on mobile and FirefoxOS is a little
different, currently there is no 3rd part AT.

The FirefoxOS screen reader is available in FiefoxOS, though in the
developers menu and the team are working hard on other features.

Steve Lee

On 30 August 2013 07:54, Jarek Czekalski  wrote:
> W dniu 2013-05-06 10:32, Marco Zehe pisze:
>> Hi,
>> Firefox OS accessibility is still being worked on, and there is no info
>> yet since this is all not yet in production code or even nightly builds.
> Strange, nvda works well with firefox, so there must be some accessibility
> provided by firefox. I'm using 23 version right now and it cooperates with
> nvda quite well.
> Linux specific part:
> There is also accessibility code in production builds of firefox for linux,
> that makes it possible to use it with for instance orca. However there is a
> bug that prevents orca from running with firefox, when is
> not under /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/modules directory.
> When launching firefox from a command line should say something about
> enabling accessibility. If it does not, please try to copy or link the
> mentioned library into the directory, where firefox expects it. I am trying
> to find a general fix for this problem.
> Of course there are other requirements that must be met, more about it on
> gnome accessibility page:
> Regards
> Jarek
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