IBM helps Firefox

By Derek Sooman on
Mozilla Foundation's Firefox Web browser is to become easier for people with disabilities to use, thanks to IBM, who have donated 50,000 lines of code to the project. This will facilitate the addition of dynamic hypertext markup language accessibility technology to version 1.5 of Firefox, allowing for example Web pages can be magnified, automatically narrated or navigated from a keyboard instead of from a mouse.

"IBM's commitment to further Firefox's capabilities and reach people who have disabilities marks an important technical advancement for Firefox," Mitchell Baker, Mozilla president, said in a statement.

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