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Captivate Debate


From: Michael Moore
Date: Jun 28, 2011 7:30AM

Sorry if this shows up more than once.

We are having a debate about whether Captivate content can ever be
considered to be compliant with the section 508 standards.

The debate is centered around the application of 1194.21 (g). Applications
shall not override user-selected contrast and color selections and other
individual display attributes.

Per Adobe’s VPAT for Captivate “The Player does not inherit user display

On the other hand the Adobe VPAT claims compliance with 1194.22 (m). When a
web page requires that an applet, plug-in, or other application be present
on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link
to a plug-in or applet that complies with §1194.21(a) through (l). Our
interpretation of this standard is that there needs to be a link to the
player and that the player must meet the requirements of 1194.21.

Are we correct in assuming that Captivate output should be tested against
1194.21? And if 1194.21 does apply would any Flash output meet that

We have confirmed that user settings in Windows for color and font size are
not inherited in by the player.