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RE: Problems to make SWF accessible

From: Juan Ulloa <julloa@bcc.ctc.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:45:00 -0700
Message-ID: <3D3BCD7B347FCE429BA7D7381B56EB1602B2FF28@HAWK.bcc.ctc.edu>
To: "Brenda Wallace" <brenda@wallace.net.nz>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> > > I am having problems, JAWS is not reading links in a small SWF
> > > (macromedia flash). Somebody have a link for the best practises,
or a
> > > good article that teaches how to make a flash accessible?
> >
> > The most fundamental problem, other than encouraging a very visual
> > WYSIWYG design style is that it is a closed format and only runs on
> > platforms that its one supplier find commercially desirable.
> My experience is most people with visual impairments don't install
> macromedia
> plugins at all, or disable them if hey can.
> I have epilepsy, so i will always have flash disabled, along with gif
> animations, and often javascript too until i need it.

Also, it is my understanding that the flash accessibility option is only
available on the Windows platform.    So with that said, and with the
comments mentioned above, best practices would probably say not to use
flash for information that needs to be read.
Received on Tuesday, 25 October 2005 22:45:34 UTC

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