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

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 15:45:20 -0700
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
Message-Id: <8EDA76C4-EE9C-4417-AB96-2A8F9E41475D@apple.com>
To: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Response acknowledged. Thanks.

On Jul 7, 2010, at 3:34 PM, Loretta Guarino Reid wrote:

> 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
>> 
> ================================
> Response from the Working Group
> ================================
> 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 22:45:53 UTC

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