Re: Accessible Flash Content with Macromedia Flash MX?

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From: "Andrew Arch" <>
To: "EOWG" <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 4:21 AM
Subject: Accessible Flash Content with Macromedia Flash MX?


This is a wonderful first step and it's a long time coming....but the onus
is really on the webdesigners to use the accessibility features in Flash and
other programs.  You can add all the features you want -- but if nobody uses

I think it's so important to educate the design community about the
accessibility issues faced by so many internet users -- software can be
modified, but some designers' attitudes can't.  There are a couple
interesting discussions about the usability of Flash on the newsgroup -- some of you who are interested in
accessible design might want to take a peek or jump right in.  I need a
couple more pro-accessibility people to jump in on my side!

And then what about the issue of bandwidth accessibility?  Colour blindness?
Again, these issues are resolved at the design level -- no amount of
software features will help unless shortsighted designers are willing to
implement an accessibility plan that takes more people into consideration.

Carol Ott

Received on Tuesday, 19 March 2002 09:38:40 UTC