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OT (was RE: hit testing and retained graphics)

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:49:59 -0700 (PDT)
To: "'Silvia Pfeiffer'" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, "'Richard Schwerdtfeger'" <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Cc: <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, <public-html-a11y-request@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00f501cc35bb$cca67800$65f36800$@edu>
Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> 
> What about Adobe Flash in this area? Adobe Flash is used for many of
> the same use cases that canvas is used for. Is Flash more accessible?
> How do they do it? Is Flash prohibited because it's not accessible?

http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/flash/ 


> 
> On a side not: I'm wondering if in the majority of cases we may be
> trying to achieve the impossible. For example, you may try as hard as
> you want, but you will not achieve it that a blind user will be able
> to drive a car with nothing but machine support. Even with the best
> technology that will communicate what is happening around them, it
> will be impossible to provide a description of the visible environment
> sufficiently timely to make it possible/safe to drive without seeing.
> What is our solution for the impossible situation?

Never say never. Or as Ian Hickson is fond of reminding everyone, "Things
that are impossible just take longer"...

JF
Received on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 17:50:38 GMT

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