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

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:26:26 -0700
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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.


Also, an image is missing from the following page.
Received on Friday, 25 June 2010 19:27:00 UTC

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