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Re: Silverleight Accessibility

From: <Accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 16:28:44 -0400 (EDT)
To: Stephane Deschamps <stephane.deschamps@gmail.com>
cc: Ginger Claassen <ginger.claassen@gmx.de>, Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0904061627480.15742@fzneg.arg>

FYI  I tried to download it an while it claims Linux it wouldn't load
after the download so ???

Bob

On Mon, 6 Apr 2009, Stephane Deschamps wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Ginger Claassen <ginger.claassen@gmx.de> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > well, the student is not blind and I cannot see the realtion between the
> > fact that a tool might not be accessible and the result not being
> > accessible.
> > My only interest lies in the fact to make a silverlight application
> > accessible to the user. The tool to create it is of no importance at all at
> > this point of time.
>
> Hi Ginger,
>
> Sorry for being late responding.
>
> I was at a seminary by Microsoft about UI Automation, Microsoft's new
> accessibility layer, and we talked about Silverlight too.
>
> What I gather is that, in a Windows environment, Silverlight is as
> accessible as Flash.
>
> Turned the other way round and from my experience with Flash, expect:
> - it will work best in Windows
> - it will work best in Internet Explorer
> - Flash accessiiblity is an awful lot of work.
>
> I don't have experience with Silverlight yet, but I expect user
> experience to be sub-par in terms of interoperability and
> accessibility, and costly in your efforts to be accessible within
> these constraints.
>
> At the moment I'm still advising people to use W3C technologies (HTML,
> CSS) with a bit of Ajax when needed (and the usual testing phase of
> Javascript on and off, as well as testing Ajax with screen readers,
> Yellow-fade techniques, etc).
>
> (so you see you're not too off-topic for this list, come to think of it) ;)
>
> --
> Stéphane Deschamps
> perso: http://www.nota-bene.org/
> org: http://www.pompage.net/
>

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