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Parts of the World can Try Out Accessibility in Firefox for iOS


The first version of Firefox for iOS has been released to parts of the world, and it includes accessibility features from the start. According to a post on Marco's Accessibility Blog, all of the options and settings pages in the browser are accessible with VoiceOver. In addition, audio cues can be played when a page starts or finishes loading, similar to sounds you might hear in NVDA. Apple's App Store requirements mean that Firefox will use the Safari engine for displaying web content, so many features, and also some Safari bugs, will also exist here. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons to install Firefox would be to sync your bookmarks and history across devices, including Windows, Mac, and Android. The new browser is rolling out slowly and currently available in Australia, Austria, and New Zealand. Expect it in more countries soon. If you're able to download and try out the browser, let us know your impressions in the comments.

Source: Marco's Accessibility Blog
Category: News

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.


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