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Flash508.com

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@contenu.nu>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 15:58:48 -0500
Message-Id: <a05100306b849523bf33f@[65.92.110.12]>
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@W3.org>
I don't know where to begin with this. <http://www.flash508.com/> is 
a site allegedly teaching people how to make Flash presentations 
508-compatible, which everyone knows is completely impossible at 
present, though that will change in a few months.

And guess what you see when you visit in Lynx?

>    You are seeing this because your browser is unable to process
>    Javascript. Please turn on Javascript in your browser preferences or
>    upgrade to a browser which can interpret Javascript.
>
>    Welcome to Flash508.com. Please click here if you use an assistive
>    device and would like a text version of this site. if you would like
>    to enter the regular version of the site click the enter button below.
>    if you do not have the flash 5 player then click the download now
>    button below.you may also click on one of the links below for the
>    industry leading assistive browsers. enjoy!
>
>    You are seeing this because your browser is unable to process
>    Javascript. Please turn on Javascript in your browser preferences or
>    upgrade to a browser which can interpret Javascript.
>    Welcome to Flash508.com. This site uses the latest in Flash and
>    Assistive technologies. To view this site you must have the Flash 5.0
>    player installed as well as the latest assistive browsers.
>    Our site has detected that:
>    Assistive technology users please be aware that a new window will be
>    popping up when you click here. The site will be on the page that is
>    in the f
>    [1]click here to enter the flash508.com website. you may activate the
>    screen reader function inside the site. Please note, this will open a
>    new browser window. ront.
>    the following flash file detects for the flash 5 player. those using
>    assistive devices do not need this to proceed. [2]click here to
>    download the latest version of the flash 5 player.
>    Please note that to use the site you will need the Flash 5 plug-in If
>    you see nothing in the space above then you must also download the
>    Flash 5 player.
>    Links to assistive software
>    [3]JAWS  |  [4]IBM Homepage Reader  |  [5]Window Eyes


I suppose the whole thing is commendable in a way.

Not entirely clear who is responsible for the site, even after 
looking up the domain registration.
-- 

   Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org | <http://joeclark.org/access/>
   Accessibility articles, resources, and critiques
Received on Friday, 21 December 2001 15:59:46 GMT

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