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Re: Tabbing issue

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From: Ruth Stillman
Date: Jul 16, 2001 10:46AM


An advantage of having an inside connection - my
husband works for Macromedia (not on Flash though),
but I passed the message along to him which he in turn
passed along to the Flash development team. Hopefully
we'll see a change in their next release.
Ruth
--- Jeff Isom < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Tabbing issueCarol,
>
> That is a great question. I've played around a lot
> with Flash and haven't come up with a good solution
> to the problem. It seems to me that it would be
> fairly simple for Macromedia to build that
> functionality into the Flash player, but they
> haven't done it yet. Maybe a little encouragement
> from the developer community would help.
>
> I'll be anxiously awaiting the responses of others
> on the list. Hopefully someone has come up with a
> good solution.
>
> Jeff
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Carol MacGregor
> To: ' <EMAIL REMOVED> '
> Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 8:18 AM
> Subject: Tabbing issue
>
>
> One accessibility issue I have been trying to
> overcome involves users relying on keyboards to
> navigate a site - tabbing entirely through a site
> without using a mouse at all. I had been
> experiencing difficulty tabbing through pages where
> flash was present - once I tabbed into the flash
> movie, I found it impossible to tab out of it and
> back onto the main body of the page.
>
> One way around that problem is to add a TABINDEX
> value into every HREF on the page, then a small
> piece of javascript on the last link, to bring the
> first link back into focus.
>
> Does anyone know another way around this - is
> there anything that can be added into the flash
> movie to allow tabbing outside it, for example?
>
> Thanks
>
> Carol
>
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