Upcoming Firefox version 4

  • From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 10:04:21 -0500

Hi. Today's Wall Street Journal has an article about version 4 of Firefox
that is about to be released. Speed and look appear to be the featured
improvements. But the following passage makes me wonder about accessibility
and whether screenreader users might be advised to wait before upgrading:
Gone are the layers of tool bars, status bars, the bookmark bar. Instead
there is a row of tabs-much like Chrome. Interestingly, Mozilla is sticking
to the more traditional address box on the left and search box on the right
like IE and Safari. Chrome has combined the search box and address box into

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