Accessibility Extensions for Mozilla/Firefox

Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES) and Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign



April 27, 2006: This documentation does not reflect the current menu structure of the extension. However, most of the functionality in the newest version is similar to the version described here.


The Mozilla/Firefox Accessibility Toolbar Extension installs automatically once the .xpi file dragged into Mozilla's application window.

Some of the features such as List of Links, List of Headers, Frames and AccessKeys can be displayed using Keyboard shortcuts. Images displayed in the Mozilla/Firefox browser window can be hidden or replaced/altered. Author's Style sheets and Tables can be disabled and overwritten by user's style sheet.The working feature of Options menu is disabling the AccessKeys of the current site.

The Accessibility Toolbar adds two drop down menu items to the main Mozilla toolbar - Accessibility and Navigation. A separate toolbar is added below all the current visible toolbars which contains drop down menus for Information, Navigation, Images, Style, Events, and Options. This toolbar also includes Zoom In and Zoom Out keys.

The Accessibility Toolbar is located below all other visible toolbars

The visibility of the Accessibility Toolbar is controlled by the Toolbar Selection command located under View on the main menu.

Turn the toolbar on and off from the toolbar option under view