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Re: Ping Andrew Kirkpatrick, re: Captivate


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Oct 15, 2007 7:20PM


You absolutely can. The Captivate output's interface is fully keyboard
accessible. You should be able to tab through the controls and will
notice a slightly-too-light (in the default skin) focus rectangle and
when you hit the space bar on any of the controls you'll activate it.

If you are using FireFox you will have trouble getting focus into the
flash content (a bug that firefox and Flash Player need to address
together), but once the focus is in the flash area in the
flash-in-firefox environment the same applies.

So the answer is it should work by default. Can you provide a link to
an example?


> I was wondering what you know about Adobe Captivate and
> accessibility, especially regarding the controls. I was
> recently shown a tutorial (on a Gov't site) created by
> captivate. The content producer did a pretty good job of
> narrating well, but the thing I immediately noticed was I
> could not activate the controls by keyboard. Is this a
> missing feature or something that was missed by the content
> producer? I'm unable to find anything about that on the
> Captivate 3 accessibility page:
> http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/captivate/index.html
> Karl Groves
> Skype: eight.pistons
> AIM, YIM, MSN: karlcore