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Re: Adobe Connect & accessibility


From: John E. Brandt
Date: Sep 30, 2010 7:00PM

As far as I know Adobe Connect has not been upgraded and is still not
completely accessible. As I recall, it uses a Flash powered script for login
that does not work with screen readers. The audio - once you are logged in -
is fine since it uses standard telephone lines. I also recall some problems
with some of the pods not working with screenreaders.

There are some third party applications that can be used with Adobe Connect
that can be used to work around the deficits. We recommended to Maine State
users (who have a contract with a company that uses only Adobe Connect) to
use Serotek Accessible Event to work around the shortcomings.

There are many other similar products out there that are accessible.

Andrew K may be able to provide us with an update on where Adobe is on the

John E. Brandt
Augusta, ME USA

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Marc Seguin
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 5:18 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] Adobe Connect & accessibility

Hello All,

I am working to develop an accessibility best practices guide concerning the
use of Adobe Connect for a federal agency that I work for. In the list
archives I discovered that there was a discussion back in November 2009 and
Hadi had shared some good information about web conferencing products at
that time. There have also been a few resources that I have found useful on
Adobe's site and connectusers.com, but I was hoping that one of the
knowledgeable people here might know of any others helpful places to look.

I appreciate any suggestions! Thank you for all the other helpful
information that you share daily.