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Re: insight about weird flash


From: Carin Headrick
Date: Nov 20, 2009 1:55PM

Object inspector? What's that? Does JAWS have an object inspector?

----- Original Message -----
From: Hoffman, Allen
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] insight about weird flash

Try using Object Inspector and see if the buttons are exposed.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carin Headrick [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 12:53 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] insight about weird flash

Hi. Well, I figure I'm here, I might as well jump right into picking

I was asked to check a site over for accessibility issues. Oh me oh my,
they have some work to do. The headings, ug, the graphics, ug, the
strange labeling of links, ug ug ug, but my biggest issue is how come
JAWS skips right over the play buttons for the movies? The page is

I can't find a single play button on the page, although they appear to
be bleedin' obvious to anyone with eyeballs. Apparently System
Access-users can also find them. I thought it was due to them coded in
shockwave flash, but then I saw the following page:
and I can see those fine.

Thank you in advance for any help at all.