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Re: Flash MX

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 10:20:52 +0200
Message-ID: <3EAF8764.2020809@sidar.org>
To: Ben Gilmore <beng@getfrank.com>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Ben Gilmore wrote:

>Does any one have any experience using Flash MX to build accessible sites? 
>Would welcome any comments and advice.
>
>Cheers
>Ben Gilmore
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ComposMentis - http://www.composmentis.com/ - an australian design 
group, use flash (alng with a non-flash version) and claim triple-A WCAG 
conformace for their work. They have certainly implemented mane 
accessibility features that were ot standard in Flash, but I think there 
is still a compatibility problem that means it is accessible if you have 
particular kinds of software setups and particular user requirements, 
rather than being teh sort of technology that redily works everywhere 
for everyone.So having the alternative versions is important. I have 
talked to the composmentis folks, who present at events like OzeWAI, and 
they say that they basically provide two versions which between them 
cover all the requests and requirements they have un across, but in 
principle they could generate more than to versions of their content. 
They are also using the flash to have a (not necessarily accessible to 
all, unfortunately) simple and reliable authoring interface for their 
clients to update content themselves.

cheers

Chaals
Received on Wednesday, 30 April 2003 04:22:29 GMT

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