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From: Paul J. Adam
Date: Jul 26, 2013 1:43PM


Flash also is impossible to make accessible on a Mac or Linux and all mobile devices including iOS and Android. It's an inaccessible, dying technology. "HTML5" is universally accessible on all accessibility supported devices, desktop & mobile.

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist
www.deque.com

On Jul 26, 2013, at 10:55 AM, Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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
> Windows).
>
>> 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
> regretful.
>
> Jared
> > >