This page was created for the use of higher education teachers looking for information on the accessibility features of the three popular web browsers: Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. It can also be used by anyone curious about this information.
Accessibility features are components of your web browser that make accessibility to the web easier for people with disabilities. With the growing popularity of the internet there as been a lot of discussion about the laws and policies that will govern its use, including ease of accessibility for people with disabilities. The World Wide Web Consortium has compiled Policies Relating to Web Accessibility from multiple countries around the world. Here we will outline and provide resources about the accessibility features of three popular web browsers: Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.
Accessibility Features of Firefox
If you use Firefox, follow these links for information on the accessibility features offered.
Keyboard Shortcuts- This is a list of keyboard shortcuts to navigate the web. In Firefox you can do everything from navigate the web and edit text, to control a media presentation all with the keyboard.
Readability - This page has a list of links that show the user how to change the preferred fonts and colors of their web page. It is great for people with color blindness.
Accessibility Features of Safari
If you use Safari, follow these links for information on the accessibility features offered.
Apple Accessibility - Safari is the preferred browser that comes with every Apple product. This site outlines Apple's accessibility features organized by disability.