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Re: iCaption2 Student Project to create people learnabout and create captions for Flash Videos


From: Randi
Date: Apr 20, 2009 7:20PM

Yay! Thank you for sticking up for Apple. I do love it, and my novice
leads me to never know if something is Apple's fault or not. So you've
helped me see it more clearly.

Thank you,

On 4/20/09, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On 20/4/09 18:47, Karl Groves wrote:
>> In my experience, VoiceOver doesn't work well at all with Flash& Flex.
>> IMO,
>> Adobe's done a great job of working toward improving Flash& Flex
>> accessibility by providing support for MSAA. In the case of VoiceOver, I
>> think more of the blame rests on Apple for not also supporting MSAA.
> Eh?
> The responsibility rests entirely with Adobe for developing software on
> the Mac GNOME platforms that does not use the native accessibility APIs
> available on those platforms, not with Apple for not attempting to
> somehow port an obsolete accessibility API from Windows.
> Similarly, if a Flash developer creates a Flash app and does not make
> use of the Flash accessibility API Adobe provides, and it consequently
> proves unusable with JAWS for Windows, that's the individual developer's
> responsibility not Adobe's.
> Adobe have made it pretty clear that the reason the Flash plugin doesn't
> support the OS X accessibility API is that they don't think assistive
> technology on OS X is "mature" not because of Apple not trying to
> somehow emulate MSAA:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/ <EMAIL REMOVED> /msg36102.html
> http://www.mail-archive.com/ <EMAIL REMOVED> /msg36132.html
> --
> Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis