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From: Kinnunen,Daniel (DARS)
Date: Nov 23, 2009 11:05AM


Allen, do you mean UI Spy? I did a quick search and found it is part of the Microsoft Windows SDK. If that is it, do you know if it is possible to get the program files without downloading the whole SDK?

For those not familiar with the other tool mentioned by Allen, Inspect (or inspect32) is a tool in the Microsoft Active Accessibility SDK. Google "inspect32" to find the download on the Microsoft site. It is very useful when testing accessibility of software applications on Windows. Usually you are interested in the Name, Role, State, and Value properties.

Dan Kinnunen
DARS Accessibility Specialist

-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Hoffman, Allen
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 8:04 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] insight about weird flash

Object Inspector is Microsoft's inspection tool.
Inspect32.
there is a newer version called UI-SPI which includes UIA support.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carin Headrick [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 3:48 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] insight about weird flash

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

Carin
----- 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
brains.

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
http://www.edmedia.tv/Default.php?pID=16

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:
http://www.paulspond.com/index.php?entry=21
and I can see those fine.

Thank you in advance for any help at all.

Carin