Good news for JAWS users: a JAWS Screen Reader Adaptation for Mozilla Firefox.

Objective: The goal of the Sharkware Development team is to create compatibility between Freedom Scientific’s JAWS Screen Reader and the Mozilla Firefox next generation browser.

The JAWS Screen Reader Adaptation project is aimed at making JAWS more compatible for the Mozilla Firefox Next Generation Browser so that users of JAWS and those dependent on low-vision tools have a choice other than Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Description: This project has resulted in a JAWS script and a Firefox extension that enable JAWS to function with Mozilla Firefox in a similar manner to how JAWS functions with Internet Explorer. Our product gives support for simple navigational functions as well as more complex functions that allow for alt text reading, link recognition, etc.

Excellent. Truly excellent.

Via Tristan Nitot [fr].