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Re: Flash and WCAG

From: Mike Williams <mikew@macromedia.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 10:16:16 -0700
To: Greg Gay <g.gay@utoronto.ca>, Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
CC: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B5F7796F.422D%mikew@macromedia.com>
This is a great example, but we are interested in creating solutions that
will work entirely in Flash. I am currently working on a draft of a document
outlining how Flash will fit into the WAI guidelines.
I would also like to work with the group on updating the current examples of
Flash on the site, which definitely could use a lot of work.

-- 
Michael Williams
Macromedia Flash Team
415-832-5991


> From: Greg Gay <g.gay@utoronto.ca>
> Organization: Centre for Academic and Adaptive Technology
> Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 11:59:03 -0400
> To: Mike Williams <mikew@macromedia.com>
> Cc: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Flash and WCAG
> Resent-From: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Resent-Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 12:02:04 -0400 (EDT)
> 
> 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
> 
> 
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