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Re: Making Flash accessible

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 22:11:50 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200105082111.f48LBoF24810@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> I heard that someone has come up with a way to make Flash more accessible to
> screen readers by layering HTML on the page some way.  I'm not sure how this

If you use a proper implementation of HTML 4 (probably not NS4),
and you do not install the Flash plugin, Flash requested from an
object element will fall back to the contents of the object element.

Note this is how you should always use an object element.  One of the
main design features is the ability to have layers of fallback.

Unfortunately you may still get prompted with requests to download the
plugin and, depending on your security setting, may get ActiveX warnings.
Received on Tuesday, 8 May 2001 17:13:44 UTC

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