What's up y'all
It's nice to see that my old friends are still around and it's also nice to have some new ones.
I'm still here although not as often as I used to be or perhaps would like.
I wanted to share some of the things that I've been working on.
I'm going on my 8th year as a volunteer for the Mozilla Foundation (the makers of Firefox).
While I continue to contribute to different areas, I've settled into a new home and have become an accessibility steward for Mozilla Accessibility.
For those of you that do not know, I'm legally blind (since birth) so Mozilla Accessibility is a perfect fit for me.
My primary roles are
Increasing Mozilla Accessibility's web presence (social media accounts and efforts, etc)
Bringing in and guiding new contributors
Creating new opportunities so that anyone can contribute regardless of what their technical skills may, or may not be
Getting Mozilla's accessibility content organized and updated across several locations
and several other duties
It's a tremendous amount of work, it's all on a volunteer basis which I don't mind at all because you have to give back somehow, and I love it, even if I don't currently have time to create art. Well, I do create art, but it's a different kind of art and that's what I'll show you next.
Here are some of the Firefox add-ons that I've made. All of them have been tested and approved and are available on the official Mozilla Add-ons site. Some of them are intended to help out others with visual impairments or those that simply don't have perfect eyesight.Popup dA Emoticons List
Click on the toolbar button and a popup gives you quick access to deviantART's official emoticon list.
Access and add dA's emoticons no matter what you're doing, anywhere on the site. Allows for copying and pasting as many emoticons as you'd like without leaving the page you're on.More Information and Install Here-- Big Buttons --
Big Buttons provides large (48x48px) and extra large (64x64px) Firefox navigation toolbar buttons.
They're a set made up of a mix of original Oxygen icons, and new ones using Oxygen SVG elements. More Information and Install Here-- Theme Font & Size Changer --
Theme Font & Size Changer allows you to change the global font (using your sytem's fonts) and font size for Firefox itself meaning for all windows, menus, toolbars, etc. It's especially useful for visually impaired persons and wide screen users.Get it Here-- Page Zoom Buttons --
Page Zoom Buttons gives you quick access and control over Firefox's full page zoom feature. Toolbar buttons are provided to zoom in, zoom out, and reset a web page back to its default view instantly. They also work to zoom in and out of local offline files such as photos, graphics, and various documents. You can choose to use a single button for all 3 zoom functions which saves toolbar space, or you can use individual buttons.Get it Here-- Native Web Developer Tools - toolbar button --
A simple toolbar button with a drop down menu giving you quick access to the native Firefox Web Developer tools (Inspector, Style Editor, etc).
Toolbar button can be placed on any toolbar.Get it Here-- about:addons Launcher --
Simple lightweight add-on that provides one click access to the Add-ons Manager via a toolbar button.Get it Here
If you ever come across anyone with visual impairments, less than perfect eyesight, or that may have Dyslexia or other cognitive issues, please send them to AccessFirefox.org
where they'll find some helpful Firefox accessibility tools and resources, and if you want to get involved with Mozilla, feel free to send me a note. There are numerous volunteering opportunities for everyone.
Thanks sincerely for your time. I know how busy and usually swamped y'all are.
I don't typically write about myself, but I'm hoping that you or someone you may know may find some of the add-ons I listed to be useful.