Re: accessible tor version?

Ron Canazzi

Hi David,

I believe there is a way using the configuration editor.  I thought I had an e-mail saved that describes how to do it. I can't find it. Maybe someone else will have the information.

On 3/2/2020 5:50 PM, David Mehler 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, but
it is based on the Firefox browser and that browser has a setting to disable
accessibility. I thought this setting was off and that the current version
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 change
the setting so your screen-reader can receive information from the browser.

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 to
firefox and if it will work well after this change. I am assuming that at
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 be
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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