FireFox Makers Mozilla Are Developing a Voice-Activated Web Browser Called Scout for Users with Visual Impairments

June 2018 - Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web-browser have announced that they have begun development of Scout, a new browser which will allow users to use voice commands to navigate the Internet.  A statement on CNET indicated, “With the Scout app, we start to explore browsing and consuming content with voice. A sample command shows how it might work: "Hey Scout, read me the article about polar bears.” Mozilla believes this voice-activated browser will help users with vision impairments navigate more easily and multitask with greater efficiency. As part of Mozilla’s official mission statement, the company wishes to “foster an internet that includes all the peoples of the earth -- where a person's demographic characteristics do not determine their online access, opportunities or quality of experience."
Scout is still in the early stages of development and Mozilla would not comment on when it would be available for release. For more information, please visit:


[Source: Stephen Stankland, CNET]

Date of Publication: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018


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