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Re: Re[2]: Text alternative for flash animation


From: Kerry Webb
Date: Sep 26, 2004 12:34AM

--- Jared Smith wrote:

> I am only guessing that most screen reader users have Flash
> installed.
> If you have or install a browser, chances are that you have the
> Flash
> player installed. It comes bundled with most browsers and on all
> Windows computers by default. I assume that when Macromedia states
> that 90 some odd percent of Internet connected computers have Flash
> installed, then I think it's reasonable to assume that this
> probably
> isn't too different for screen reader users.

One data point here. Our corporate Common Operating Environment does
not include Flash (and the machines are locked down) and I believe
that this is not uncommon.

So, in the corporate environment at least, the percentage of users
able to display Flash material may be lower than Macromedia would
like to believe.


====Kerry Webb
Canberra, Australia

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