Accessibility enhancements in Firefox

Recently attended a Drupal Camp and took a accessibility seminar presented by a guy name Charlie Cook with the National Federation of the Blind. He suggested making some changes in Firefox to make it easier to see where the “focus” is on a page.

I had trouble get the settings set up the way he described it, but I finally figured it out. Here are the steps I needed.

  1. Open Firefox ( my current version is 40).
  2. In the URL bar type in “about:config”
  3. Scroll down to “browser.display.background_color”
  4. Double-Click that line and you can enter in a new Hexidecimal color value. He suggested “#ffbbff”.

Here are the other settings he suggested to change.

  • browser.display.focus_ring_on_anything        –     change to “true”
  • browser.display.focus_ring_width                     –     change to “3”
  • browser.display.focus_text_color                       –     change to “#000000”
  • browser.display.use_focus_colors                       –     change to “true”

I hope this helps someone else out there….



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