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RE: RNIB LookLouder Flash MX game


From: Steffi Rausch
Date: Jun 17, 2002 1:04PM

Can Assistive Techologies remember in a page where they linked from to
another page and go back there when pressing the back button instead of
going back to the top of the page? For example, if I have a long document
page and need to link to a long descriptions page for an image using a
D-link, I want the user to be able to continue on with where they left off
in the original page instead of having to sift through the beginning info
again. I found that IBM Home Page Reader goes right back to the top of the
page which can be frustrating but I've known other browsers like Explorer or
Netscape to remember the placement in the page to go back to. See Example:

Steffi Rausch
RESI, Jr. Web Developer

"Design is intelligence made visible." - Rick Eiber

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Gilder [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: RNIB LookLouder Flash MX game

On Monday, June 17, 2002, 4:12:19 PM, you wrote:
> We asked Bluewave to create the game for us so we could find out whether
> was truly possible create an accessible game using Flash MX
> ....
> For info, Bluewave created the the game, which drew on much of their time
> and expertise, at zero cost to RNIB.

This was good of Bluewave, but in my opinion they didn't do a very good job
it really (and the RNIB holding it up as an example of accessibility might
be such a good idea).

It's another case of good intentions about accessibility, but poorly
in the end. Just like, for instance,
http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/accessibility.asp (just *look* at in Lynx -
http://tinyurl.com/en2 - an utter disaster).

Tom Gilder

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