Re: Thunderbird V78.22

David Goldfield

While this list is for asking questions about Windows 10 from a blindness perspective I notice that it often tends to branch out with discussions of specific software that runs under Windows 10 but which is not specific to Windows 10. This is not necessarily a criticism. I'm not the moderator and so I have no say s to whether such messages are considered relevant or appropriate. It was for this reason that I started the Office Accessibility list. I found that I had a question about performing a task in Office which wasn't unique to Windows 10 nor was it unique to a specific screen reader. I realized that the Win10 list might not be the best place for me to ask it and, as it wasn't a question unique to JAWS or NVDA I felt that it was time to launch a list specifically for users of Office. I guessed that it would see a good amount of users but I did not expect 200 subscribers in the first week the list was created and so this taught me that a need for such a list existed.

All of this is to say that after responding to a query about Thunderbird on this particular list I then felt a bit hypocritical, wondering if this list was the best place for such a response since one could correctly argue that Thunderbird questions are not at all unique to users of Windows 10. I'll freely admit that I do put a stop to threads on the Office Accessibility list that deal with issues which clearly have nothing to do with Office and I make no apology for doing so.

What I'm leading up to is that Mozilla does have an accessibility list for questions regarding its own products. The list is not very active but I think this is because many people simply aren't aware that it exists. A post that I submitted a few weeks ago on that list about some Firefox issues I was seeing with JAWS generated not one but two responses from two Mozilla developers and resulted in my crash logs being submitted in Bugzilla as a new defect that these gentlemen were previously unaware of. Therefore, I encourage all users of Firefox and Thunderbird to consider subscribing to this list to submit your feedback. Mozilla clearly monitors the list, responds to feedback and seems to genuinely care about addressing it. The following URL provides subscription info.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

On 9/16/2020 6:57 AM, David Goldfield wrote:

If you're already using an older version of TB I would say no. Are you using TB for the first time?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019;amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C5b18979bf3434f9debbc08d85a2f3fa6%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637358506254194931&sdata=JbbiP8W9T%2FtNeBbx0kx%2BiGTtOnNGhGn3wi8qgqU%2F2Wk%3D&reserved=0

On 9/15/2020 8:18 PM, leonard morris wrote:
Are there any settings I should consider modifying for Thunderbird V78.22  when working when using a screen reader?

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