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RE: Accessible Flash

From: Robert Neff <rneff@bbnow.net>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 15:00:34 -0500
To: "Robert Neff" <rneff@bbnow.net>, "Simon White" <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, "Lubow Scott" <lubow_scott@bah.com>
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forgot to add unformtuanately, two programs for the interactive maps, the 50
states quarters and golden dollar are no longer available.

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Neff [mailto:rneff@bbnow.net]
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 2:59 PM
To: Simon White; Charles McCathieNevile; Lubow Scott
Cc: w3c
Subject: RE: Accessible Flash


when i was at the united states mint, we had two programs for the
interactive maps, the 50 states quarters and golden dollar.  They used the
techniques where an ALT tag was generatd that described the object, which
was a map, as well as data fields option in that represented the
information.

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Simon White
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 9:42 AM
To: Charles McCathieNevile; Lubow Scott
Cc: w3c
Subject: RE: Accessible Flash


Dear All,
I thought that this link might help those with concerns about
accessibility and Flash.

http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/productinfo/accessibility/

I am afraid that I know of no flash websites that offer accessible
content, which is a shame.

Hope this is of help
Sime

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Charles McCathieNevile
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 15:09
To: Lubow Scott
Cc: w3c
Subject: Re: Accessible Flash


Compliant to what?

As far as I know there are no screen readers that have access to Flash
objects, so the best that can be done is whatever is provided by the
alternative version of the content. I may be wrong, and I believe that
Macromedia are working on Flash so that new players will provide direct
access at some point and new content will be able to include the
required
information for it to be accessible. But for timelines and so on you
would
need to ask Macromedia.

cheers

Charles McCN

On Wed, 8 Aug 2001, Lubow Scott wrote:

  Are there any websites that have examples of Flash that are compliant
  and can be read by a screen reader.
  Thanks in advance.
  Scott



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