LowBrowse – helping make the web a better place for those with vision loss

A new add-on tool to work with the Firefox browser will soon be launched which aims to help those with vision loss.

Excerpt from the Lighthouse International website:

While existing programs enable blind people to access the web effectively, LowBrowse™ is the first program to enable people with moderate or severe low vision to both view web pages as the original web author intended and read the text on those pages tailored to their own visual needs. The highly anticipated program, which runs in conjunction with the Mozilla Firefox browser, will be offered at no charge and is expected to be available to the public for download via the Firefox add-on site in late summer or early fall of 2008.

Using open source technology, this browser add-on will be free to users through the Firefox Add-on site. It works with Windows, Mac and Linux. Lighthouse International is a non-profit organisation which enables people with low vision and blindness to enjoy safe, independent and productive lives.

Read the full article and find out more about the wide range of features and opportunities that this add-on will deliver at Lighthouse International Develops Free, Innovative Web Browser Software For People Who Are Visually Impaired.