Mozilla is ready to test its limits with something different from Firefox, without, however, diverging from the web browser category. To be precise, the company is planning to develop a new web browser that you could use with voice commands. Its name is Scout and according to CNET, Mozilla has already planned a meeting to develop the project.
The possibility of creating a web browser that users could use without the need for a keyboard or a mouse sounds extremely useful for people that are visually or mobility impaired. Especially for the former, as it is given that there will be an in integrated feature which will read pages out loud and can be activated by using voice commands.
Despite the fact that similar applications already exist, we can definitely not characterize them as perfect in performing those actions. This will probably be Mozilla’s main aim, to provide people with a smooth user experience by using voice commands for every action that a browser is supposed to perform.
It is worth mentioning, however, that even though Mozilla has confirmed this project, there is not specific date for the launch of Scout, while the project might even get cancelled later on.