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Re: Congrats on WCAG 2 Flash Techniques (with minor change requests)

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 15:34:38 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTilMJcbSkuMOjkgv6d6Ake7a23q1lqW6GCTmk49Z@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 12:26 PM, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:
> Congratulations to the Adobe Accessibility team for creation of the WCAG 2 Flash Techniques. It's an impressive resource.
>
> I noticed that the following disclaimer is applied to many (but not all) of the Flash techniques that rely on accessibility APIs to convey information to the user's assistive technology.
>
>> Flash accessibility support for assistive technology relies on use in Windows operating systems, using Internet Explorer 6 or later (with Flash Player 6 or later) or Mozilla Firefox 3 or later (with Flash Player 9 or later).
>
>
> I think it's a good idea to keep this note prominently located on each of the applicable techniques, because many developers still don't realize that Flash is only accessible to Windows users. I did see the note in the compilation page (http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/flash.html#flash_accessibility_support) that Adobe plans accessibility support for Mac and Linux, but until that support is available, the disclaimer above should be added to these pages as well.
>
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/FLASH8.html
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/FLASH10.html
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/FLASH11.html
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/FLASH12.html
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/FLASH13.html
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/FLASH17.html
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/FLASH18.html
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/FLASH21.html
>
> Also, an image is missing from the following page.
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/FLASH8.html
>
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Response from the Working Group
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Because the User Agent Notes for Flash are extensive, and they are the
same for all the Flash techniques, we decided to document them in a
common location and include links to the notes in each technique.

Thank you for catching the reference to the missing image. We will correct this.


Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact


On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Wednesday, 7 July 2010 22:35:10 UTC

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