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Re: Accessible Flash

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@contenu.nu>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 09:37:57 -0400
Message-Id: <a05100306b7a17ca15321@[65.92.99.129]>
To: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>By no captions in Flash, I assume that you mean there is no 
>functionality in the Flash authoring tool explicitly dedicated to 
>the development of captions.

Yup. No standard tools and no data structures within the files. And 
captions by themselves are insufficient.

>However, Flash can be captioned.

Wellllll, if we're gonna talk examples, let's not forget this one:

<http://www.brainpop.com/health/endocrine/acne/captioned.weml>

>We have also finished captioning another Flash movie, this time 
>using MAGpie2, and playing the Flash movie in a Quicktime SMIL file 
>with the captions added. The disadvantage here is that you need both 
>the Flash player and the QuickTime player.

Flash inside QuickTime. Kooky. Like a stripper inside a birthday cake.

Who said accessibility isn't sexy?
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         Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
         Accessibility articles, resources, and critiques:
         <http://joeclark.org/access/>
Received on Thursday, 16 August 2001 10:00:43 GMT

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