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RE: Accessible Flash content feedback request


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Nov 7, 2005 12:29PM

I have tested these thoroughly using Window Eyes. My preliminary testing
with Jaws seems to indicate they are not performing as well with Jaws -
this may be due to my relative inexperience with that reader. I'm
working to improve the experience for Jaws users, but perhaps some
patient Jaws expert could check it out in the meantime too.

They are accessible with JAWS. If you are using JAWS 5.x you may have

The matching questions are difficult to use with a screen reader. I had
a little difficulty figuring out what was going on visully at first!

The examples where you select more than one option would benefit from
additional state info for selected items. Add "selected" or "checked"
for iterms that have been selected so that users can successfully review
before submitting.

Regarding making a separate tab order, I generally discourage it since
screen magnifier users won't be following the real focus, but the 'fake'
one you created as a fallback.


Access the assessments via the following links:





These last two examples - Match Lists Text and Match List
Images, are a bit more complex. I haven't included any detailed
instructions on how to interact with them using the keyboard. I'm not
sure if this is necessary, if the keyboard interactions I assume are
really the default / universal.

Any feedback much appreciated.