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Re: Accessibility of Ohio public school testing content


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Dec 19, 2006 2:00PM

It's going to be impossible for screen reader users - the developer
should take a look at the Flash best practices document at
http://www.adobe.com/accessibility. I haven't looked into the app very
far, but I'm seeing graphical buttons that lack labels, which is a sure
sign of insufficient attention to accessibility...


> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of
> Michael D. Roush
> Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 12:36 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] Accessibility of Ohio public school testing content
> The director at my work just came into my office a little
> while ago and asked me about the possibility of arranging for
> some online practice material for Ohio public schools'
> graduation tests to be "read" to a student with a learning
> disability that makes reading difficult.
> The content in question is at: http://ohio.measinc.com/Content.htm
> After looking at the material quickly, I found that
> everything looks to be done in Flash. Could some of you who
> have various hardware/software configurations please try to
> access one or two of the items on this site and give me some
> feedback about how easy/hard it is to use?
> Pretty soon, I will be brought into the loop of the
> discussion between my director and her contacts at the Ohio
> Dept of Ed about the suitability of this material for this
> student and possible courses of action (if needed). For my
> part, I'm off now to set up some of our lab computers with
> different configurations to see how they work. Thanks!
> Michael Roush, Technology Coordinator
> Hopewell SERRC
> Hillsboro, OH, USA