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Re: media:Fw: Flash News Flash: It's Accessible

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 21:14:29 -0400 (EDT)
To: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
cc: "Snyder, Ethan [JJCUS]" <ESnyder1@CORUS.JNJ.com>, wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0204232110150.28593-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Tue, 23 Apr 2002, David Poehlman wrote:

> the only screen reader which currently works with the new flash is
> window eyes.  I agree ten fold with what is below.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> I'm glad to see that Flash is becoming more accessible, but based on
> Macromedia's presentation at CSUN, there are still some major
> challenges:
> 
> 2.  Users must use a screen reader that supports Microsoft Active
> Accessibility (MSAA) (Do most versions of JAWS and other popular readers
> currently IN USE support MSAA?)

and what about Mac's and LINUX and UNIX and all the other operating
systems

> Given the above, I think it is premature to conclude that all
> accessibility
> issues with Flash have been eliminated with the latest release of Flash
> MX.

unless it is system independent it can NEVER be considered accessible.

Bob


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