There is a growing number of users, that can use
SEAMOKEY easier than they can sue FIREFOX. Those with
While eye glasses and magnifiers can help, those with
macular degeneration and other problems suffer with
images and words changing, and appearing as gray instead of
So, if anyone wants to attempt a low vision theme of FIREFOX
here are some vision tips to consider.
Tahoma and Arial typefaces are easier to read.
White lettering on black is difficult for many
to see. (Remember the flack when Microsoft turned off the
feature in WIN7 that changed the color of the start screen?)
Having black type on light green, light blue or yellow is
better than black on pure white. (Don't forget the drop
down menus.) Black lettering on white is readable, but
often the letters appear to shake.
The icons on FIREFOX are just outlines. These appear to
be lettering to people with low vision. If the icons
were colored in, it would be easier to see. The arrows for
reload previous and next are almost invisible. If they were
within a square of a contrast color, they would be more viewable.
The "File Edit View History" etc. sit on a bar
that occupies ⅕ of the task bars. The lettering has room
to be larger.
In SEAMONKEY each of the five bars can be hidden. This
is great when you find that common page that has the
text far above the click buttons. With low vision, the
page needs to be reduced to get at the click buttons
because there is no scroll feature on the page. IF
the task bars could be hidden, a nearly blind guy could
If anyone does attempt a theme with those tips, save
as "Low Vision Blue" or "Low Vision Green" or some name
with "low vision" in the name.
With SEAMONKEY being incompatible with online vidoeo and
shopping sites, (Safeway, parts of CVS site, parts of
Walmart site, etc.) we struggle more with other browsers.