There are many ways to make Thunderbird work with your accessibility needs.
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Thunderbird has extensive keyboard shortcuts to allow you to perform tasks inside Thunderbird faster. See the Keyboard Shortcuts support page for more information.
If you use a screen reader, there are specific keyboard actions that work with your screen reader. We are updating our support documentation to list these keyboard actions for screen readers.
Documentation for keyboard actions that can be used within our
Supported Screen Readers By Operating System
On Windows, the following screen readers have been tested to work with Thunderbird.
The following screen readers have not been thoroughly tested with Thunderbird, but are available on Windows.
On macOS, the following screen readers have not been thoroughly tested with Thunderbird, but are available on macOS.
- VoiceOver (macOS default)
On Linux, the following screen readers have not been thoroughly tested with Thunderbird, but are available on Linux operating systems.
- Orca (GNOME default)
115 and greater
There have been significant updates in 115 to improve the ability to adjust the font size throughout the application.
Here's how to change the font size:
- Click > and then click the icon to increase the font size or click the icon to decrease the font size.
In older versions, the following add-on was recommended for increasing the font size.
For instructions on how to install add-ons, see Installing an Add-on in Thunderbird.
Accessibility features specific for Firefox and Firefox for Android
To find out about Accessibility features specific to Firefox, see Accessibility features in Firefox - Make Firefox and web content work for all users.
To find out more Accessibility Features for Firefox for Android, see Mobile Accessibility Features.
In Thunderbird, you have the option to change your display options.
- Click > > and then scroll down to "Language & Appearance"
- The following screen will display: