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RE: checking flash for accessibility


From: L
Date: Aug 18, 2005 6:00AM

michael barthofer wrote:

"is there a possibility to check the accessibility of flashmovies if I have not "the up-to-date versions of the JAWS and Window-Eyes screen readers" as mentioned on http://www.webaim.org/techniques/flash/?"

It is quite likely that your Flash won't be accessible to screen readers other than the more recent versions of Jaws and Window eyes, but you can download demo copies of both.

Jaws v6.2 from Freedom scientific, which has a 40 minute demo:

Window Eyes v5.0 from GW Micro, which has a 30 minute demo:

In both cases you can just reboot the computer and the demo will run over again.

Alternatively, it could be worth talking to your local organisations for visually impaired people and asking for users to look over the Flash you're working on.