Don’t Rely on Default Browser Error Messages

When I found out the major browsers were beginning to include error validation into their support for forms, I was pretty excited. Form validation is always a fiddly part of accessibility, so I’m always looking out for ways to make it easier for developers to do properly. I read MDN’s…

Firefox Adds Support for CSS prefers-reduced-motion

On 23 October, Mozilla released Firefox 63. A new feature is support for the CSS media feature prefers-reduced-motion.  Firefox 63 also supports the prefers-reduced-motion CSS media feature: it allows animation-heavy sites to provide alternative layouts to users who have ticked off “Show animations in Windows” on Windows, or checked the “Reduce motion” a11y option on…

Can I use Firefox with JAWS and/or NVDA?

TL;DR “Yes, if you’re using the latest versions.” Back in November last year, we advised JAWS and NVDA screen reader users not to upgrade to Firefox Quantum (version 57). The multiprocess technology introduced in this version by Mozilla (the organisation behind Firefox) to speed up overall browser performance was causing…