Re: accessible tor version?

David Mehler


Got it fixed. I searched and found a bug accessibility thread in tor.
After reading all of it's posts they seem to be recommending updating
to tor v8.55. The version I had installed was 7.5, and it only updated
to 8.3. So I went to the torproject web page and found that version as
9.5. Downloaded it, installed, and it is working great!


On 3/2/20, David Mehler via Groups.Io <> wrote:
Hello Gene,

I'd say your assessment is right on. I believe I'm seeing the disable
accessibility in play. I've tried two screen readers and neither can
see the menus. Is there another way I can get at this setting perhaps
a commandline option to temporarily give me accessibility support then
while in that session turning the setting permanently correct? Or
another way?


On 3/2/20, Gene <> wrote:
I don't know if the browser will work properly when this change is made,
it is based on the Firefox browser and that browser has a setting to
accessibility. I thought this setting was off and that the current
of Tor is accessible. I remember reading that awhile ago. If that isn't
the case and accessibility is disabled, you may need sighted help to
the setting so your screen-reader can receive information from the

You can try changing this setting and see if the browser works well. I
don't know how the Tor developers may have changed the browser compared
firefox and if it will work well after this change. I am assuming that
present, you get no information from the browser. I don't even think you
can see the menus. Let me know if things are different from what I
describe. If they are, that may indicate another problem, and others may
able to address it with more information.

As I recall, the accessibility setting is somewhere in options.

----- Original Message -----

From: David Mehler
Sent: Monday, March 02, 2020 1:14 PM
To: techtalk
Subject: [TechTalk] accessible tor version?


I'm using jfw 2019 and NVDA 2019 as screen readers. I'm needing to use
tor. It does not look like the current version nor the previous one
which I have as 7.5.4 is accessible anymore. Is there an accessible
version or a fix?


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