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RE: Flash C5 and accessiblity

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:47:33 +0000
To: "J. Albert Bowden" <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>
CC: Lisa Yayla <Lisa.Yayla@statped.no>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Flash Player 11 is the runtime, and does support accessibility on Windows systems for simple controls and textual information, but that is different from the authoring tool which is what I believe was being asked about.  I believe that if you ask the Adobe accessibility team you’ll get the same answer.  ☺

From: J. Albert Bowden [mailto:jalbertbowden@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 8:32 AM
To: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Cc: Lisa Yayla; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Flash C5 and accessiblity

supposedly flash player 11 is accessible for development....http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/flash.html

that said, i would contact adobe's accessibility team and ask them specifically.....there's a contact link in the right column of that document

On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 8:11 AM, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com<mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com>> wrote:
It probably isn't the best forum but the quick answer is probably not. If a user is visually impaired but with some amount of vision they might be able to use it with difficulty but if completely blind probably not. I say probably because there are always people that figure out ways to accomplish things that seem impossible, but I do believe that the challenges are severe with tis authoring tool.


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> On Apr 30, 2014, at 5:33 AM, "Lisa Yayla" <Lisa.Yayla@statped.no<mailto:Lisa.Yayla@statped.no>> wrote:
> Hi,
> Please excuse this question if I am not addressing the correct forum for it.
> The question is: A visually impaired student who uses Jaws and a Braille line is going to take a course in Flash Professional CS5.
> Is the program accessible so that the student can develop games etc.  in it?
> Thank you.
> Lisa
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J. Albert Bowden II



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