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Re: Flash and WCAG

From: Greg Gay <g.gay@utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 11:59:03 -0400
Message-ID: <39D21947.94BF8018@utoronto.ca>
To: Mike Williams <mikew@macromedia.com>
CC: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Mike

We've done a little work with captioning and Flash. We ended up using SMIL and
feeding the Flash movie through Real player. As far as we know there is not a way
the sychronize captions using Flash 4 alone, though it may be possible with Flash
5.

http://www.websavvy-access.org/resources/real_demo.html

Wendy A Chisholm wrote:

> Hello Mike,
>
> I responded to a private mail you sent to me a while back, but I will also
> respond publicly to this e-mail.
>
> > > 1. In the context of Checkpoint 1.4 [0], Cynthia Shelley asked [1], "Does
> > > anyone know if Flash supports synchronizing captions?"
> >
> >This is possible via several different methods... Some are fairly simple,
> >some are a bit more convoluted.. I would be interested in maybe making an
> >example site illustrating this, maybe with someone on the working group (Mr.
> >Neff?)...
>
> An example site would be excellent!  Is anyone interested in volunteering
> to work with Mike on this?
>
> > > 2. In July the working group published "Non-W3C Techniques for Web Content
> > > Accessibility Guidelines 1.0" [2].  It has two Flash related
> > > examples.  What do you think of them?  Can you improve upon them?  Are
> > > there others you can suggest?  The current suggestions only discuss what to
> > > do if the user does not have a Flash plug-in enabled or installed.  Have
> > > you investigated how to make Flash directly accessible?  In other words,
> > > have you tested how to make a Flash presentation usable by a person with a
> > > screen reader?
> >
> >We have tech notes available and several white papers documenting most, if
> >not all of these concerns.. but it would be great to get all of the concerns
> >together and shoot them into one central place... What steps do you
> >recommend to get this ball rolling?
>
> Where are these documents?  Who is interested in reading these and then
> figure out how to include  the information in the non-w3c technologies
> techniques for wcag?
>
> Thank you,
> --wendy
> --
> wendy a chisholm
> world wide web consortium
> web accessibility initiative
> madison, wi usa
> tel: +1 608 663 6346
> /--

--
Greg Gay
Project Manager
Centre for Academic and Adaptive Technology
University of Toronto
416 978-4043
ICQ 9020587
Received on Wednesday, 27 September 2000 12:01:54 GMT

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