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Re: Accessible Flash

From: jeffrey Pledger <jpledger@pop.mindspring.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 09:13:15 -0400
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Lubow Scott <lubow_scott@bah.com>
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Charles & others on the list,

Macromedia's webcast on June 13 discussing issues of accessibility can be 
found on our web site at www.abletv.net.  Go and listen/watch what 
Macromedia had to say on these issues.

Jeffrey Pledger
President, AbleTV, Inc. At 10:09 AM 8/9/01 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>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.
>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
>Charles McCathieNevile    http://www.w3.org/People/Charles  phone: +61 409 
>134 136
>W3C Web Accessibility Initiative     http://www.w3.org/WAI    fax: +1 617 
>258 5999
>Location: 21 Mitchell street FOOTSCRAY Vic 3011, Australia
>(or W3C INRIA, Route des Lucioles, BP 93, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, 
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