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Re: OT (was RE: hit testing and retained graphics)

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:51:14 -0500
To: "John Foliot" <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Cc: public-html-a11y@w3.org, public-html-a11y-request@w3.org, "'Silvia Pfeiffer'" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <OF970B81E2.64B3A3F5-ON862578BD.0062081D-862578BD.00621339@us.ibm.com>
or .. things are not always what they seem.

Rich Schwerdtfeger
CTO Accessibility Software Group

"John Foliot" <jfoliot@stanford.edu> wrote on 06/28/2011 12:49:59 PM:

> From: "John Foliot" <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
> To: "'Silvia Pfeiffer'" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Richard
> Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
> Cc: <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, <public-html-a11y-request@w3.org>
> Date: 06/28/2011 12:50 PM
> Subject: OT (was RE: hit testing and retained graphics)
>
> 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 17:51:50 GMT

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