Design and implementation of WAI-ARIA in Fire Vox
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Highly interactive Web 2.0 applications pose a challenge for accessibility. The W3C is developing a new standard called WAI-ARIA to address this challenge. In this thesis we describe the architecture and implementation of WAI-ARIA support in Fire Vox, screen reading extension for the Firefox web browser. We give an overview of the concepts of accessibility, software architecture, and screen readers; we summarize the architecture and design of the CLC-4-TTS Suite, of which Fire Vox is a part; we explain the WAI-ARIA standard for live region markup; we present an implementation of WAIARIA in Fire Vox; and we we analyze this implementation.