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RE: Incorporating Flash into a Website

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 16:01:17 -0700
To: "'Patrick H. Lauke'" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00c101c6ecc0$017b4690$ee8f40ab@Piglet>

Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> Joshue O Connor wrote:

>>> Considering that recent assistive technology doesn't just refer to 
>>> the HTML that was originally loaded (before modification), but to the 
>>> "live" DOM itself,
>>
>> Could you point out any useful resources that cover this?
>>
> I have to admit that I was going by anecdotal evidence, don't
> currently have resource backing this up. Gez and/or James
> "Brothercake" Edwards 
> may be able to help further on this, though (or to prove me utterly
> wrong). 
> 
> Patrick

Actually Patrick, I believe it's the other way 'round, that it is a strange
mix of Live DOM and raw HTML stew (the virtual buffer)
[http://juicystudio.com/article/making-ajax-work-with-screen-readers.php]
that the screen readers are dealing with.  

If it were all Live DOM, then many of the AJAX "issues" would not exist for
screen readers as they would note the change in focus happening in the DOM
view.  But they need an actual refresh to change focus inter-page
[http://www.sitepoint.com/article/ajax-screenreaders-work] 

JF
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John Foliot 
Academic Technology Specialist 
Stanford Online Accessibility Program
http://soap.stanford.edu
Stanford University
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Meyer Library 181 
Stanford, CA 94305-3093 
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