Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby

Firefox on a Thursday morning

The Firefox presentation was extremely interesting. The presenters discussed the benefits of open source software as well as the things they are doing to make Firefox accessible. I'm hesitant to say too much about this because I didn't follow all of it completely (the coffee wasn't completely in effect).

The demo, however was very cool. Glen Gordon of Freedom Scientific demonstrated JAWS with Firefox. He showed tabbed browsing, which I guess is supposed to be cool. Personally, I like alt tabbing between browser windows. I can do that just as quickly. He demonstrated the search features which were pretty cool. I have to say, I liked the tagging history feature a lot. Then they showed ajax and a spreadsheet feature. This is cool, but will the average user know how to use it?

There was a bit of humor as well as flank questioning from the audience. That was probably my favorite part.

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