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From: chet
Date: Thu, Jan 16 2003 5:19PM
Subject: Accessibilty & Flash Content
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I'm designing an accessible site (to W3C A standards) and not sure what to
do with a flash movie. The logo will be a subtle flash movie with a static
picture and text fading in & out. I know we should avoid 'blinking,
flickering or moving content'. The site will be primarily for people without
disability hence happy to have a flash movie, however how can I provide a
facility to switch the movie off?

I thought
a) put a text link to the side 'switch moving logo off' & then replace this
with a static logo. But how would I do this?? How could this be done site
wide - so each time they move to a new page the flash logo is replaced by a
still image logo? i thought javascript - but don't know where to start.
b) use flash controls to switch the movie off (play, stop etc) and again
make this site wide. there may be an extension - but how suitable for my

Also any advice on whether moving text flash movie presents a particular
accessibility problem? i am saying this because