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Opinions please - flash site, flash navigation - but accessible alternative

From: Jim Byrne <j.byrne@gcal.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 16:47:51 +0000
To: W3c_Access <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B871F6B7.D412%j.byrne@gcal.ac.uk>
I would like some thoughts and opinions about the following.

I am providing advice on accessibility issues for Website aimed at people
with learning difficulties. The contracted Web designers would like to use
flash for much of the site - including the main navigation. Their argument
being that they will also offer and alternative version which will be W3c
compliant - and thus meet accessibility criteria.

Users will enter a compliant page and then choose between HTML and Flash. if
they choose HTML they get a compliant site and if they choose Flash they
don't. The Flash site is considered to be 'the main site' - and will not be
compliant with W3c Accessibility Guidelines.

What are peoples thoughts on this? would you advise agains this - or does it
not matter - as long as the alternative is accessible?

Thanks,
Jim
 
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