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The Internet is an integral part of modern life, a global public resource
that must remain open and accessible. - Mozilla Manifesto

Meeting this goal includes ensuring that Internet and web services are accessible to people with disabilities (whether permanent or situational) through inclusive design for Internet and web software and applications. We not only work to improve the accessibility of Firefox, Thunderbird, and other Mozilla-based products, but also work with others to help design and develop assistive technologies that are used with Mozilla-based products to help make them more accessible.


  • We work to ensure that everyone is able to access the Internet, regardless of their computer platform, economic situation, native language, or other factors, through our support for
    • development of accessible free and open source software such as Firefox and Thunderbird
    • development of free and open source assistive technologies such as screen readers
  • We work to ensure that as the Internet and web evolve to encompass innovative new applications and technologies, those innovations are accessible. This includes making a commitment to accessibility in new innovations developed at Mozilla.
  • We work to ensure that making applications accessible is a core task of Internet and web developers, including developing tools to integrate accessibility testing and accessible design into the standard web development process.



  • We helped create and have promoted the new WAI-ARIA standard for improving the accessibility of complex web applications.
  • need more examples


  • $X to support addition of WAI-ARIA support to Firefox.
  • $X to support development of the NVDA free and open source screen readers for blind and other visually-impaired users of Microsoft Windows.
  • $X to add accessibility testing functionality to the popular Firebug extension for web developers

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