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Re: Flash MX

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 09:26:40 -0400
To: Ben Gilmore <beng@getfrank.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <BAD3F5D0.13F07%andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>

A pretty general question.  The answer is yes, there are people who have
built accessible sites with Flash, although there are a variety of
challenges, depending on what you want to accomplish.  I have an article at
http://www.alistapart.com/stories/flash_mx_moving/ that discusses a Flash
feature that I helped make accessible.

Macromedia has a growing collection of resources at
http://www.macromedia.coom/macromedia/accessibility also...

I've also been working on a sample to share (including the FLA's) that
compares how you might make a relatively simple site/presentation accessible
in Flash, Director, PDF, Authorware, and HTML.  I'll post something when
that is available.

The chapter from the "Flash Usability Guide" that deals with accessibility
is available in PDF at


On 4/29/03 6:47 AM, "Ben Gilmore" <beng@getfrank.com> wrote:

> Does any one have any experience using Flash MX to build accessible sites?
> Would welcome any comments and advice.
> Cheers
> Ben Gilmore

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