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Re: Flash


From: Jared Smith
Date: Jul 26, 2013 9:55AM

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 9:40 AM, < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Flash can be made accessible but it's tricky and still keyboardtraps on many
> browsers.

Even if the great effort is put into making Flash content "accessible"
(seriously, it is typically a very significant amount of work), it can
at best be accessible to users with JAWS on Internet Explorer on
Windows. All other combinations will have either no or very limited
accessibility. In my mind, it's rarely worth the effort of trying
(unless perhaps your audience is very limited to only JAWS, IE, and

> It's worth pointing out to said department that anything they do
> in Flash is completely unusable on iOS, therefore killing a substantial
> chunk of the market right there.

This alone should be sufficient motivation to not consider using
Flash. Any efforts put into Flash development will almost surely be