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Re: Accessibility on Flash for screen reader users

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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Jan 13, 2004 12:07PM


Sachin,
It is worth pointing out, as an addendum to your note, that this sort of
data may be useful for determining whether people have encountered more or
less accessible Flash, but does not accurately speak to the potential of the
media.

Much like HTML, there are several interdependent issues, including but not
limited to:

1) developer knowledge and attention to access issues
2) Flash player version (more recent versions are better)
3) Version of Flash authoring tool used (some components, such as the combo
box were not accessible as delivered with Flash MX but are with MX 2004)

I'd ask that people responding to this question provide some indication if
the developer says that they paid attention to access issues, and also
provide URIs if possible.

AWK


On 1/13/04 1:50 PM, "Sachin Pavitran" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hello everybody, I was curious how much success any screen reader users has
> had with flash lately. The new versions of JAWS and Window eyes advertise
> how they have made changes to make flash more accessible for screen reader
> users. If there is any first hand experience that any users have whether it
> may be better or same or worse, it would be nice to have a idea where it
> stands as far as accessibility.
>
> Regards.
>
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