[access-uk] Re: Flash VS HTML5

** File was empty **
Certain chrome and opera don't have decent screenreader support no. Firefox 4.0 
is currently in beta. The only one I wasn't sure about was the degree of html5 
support in firefox 3.7 hence my tentative statement. Doesn't though alter the 
reality which is that although html5 is very definitely a welcome development 
for accessibility of multi media content it's going to bequite some time before 
we can reasonably expect appropriate assistive technology, and and a supporting 
web brwser to be the default for the majority.


Adrian Higginbotham
Manager, leading edge research.
DD: 02476797333
E: Adrian.Higginbotham@xxxxxxxxxxxx
W: www.Becta.org.uk
A: Becta, Millburnhill Road, Science park, Coventry CV4 7JJ.


-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Jonathan
Sent: 21 July 2010 20:39
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Flash VS HTML5

Adrian Higginbotham wrote:

> given that there aren’t any web browsers that
> support html5 yet, or certainly not stable releases of those that work with
> screenreaders

Are any of the following stable releases of browsers compatible with
screen-readers? They all support native html5 audio.

Safari supports: mp3
Opera and Firefox have done a Steve Jobs and only support ogg
Google Chrome is the winner with support for both mp3 and ogg

The only current major browser I know which doesn't support html5
audio is IE8, but it's coming in IE9.
** To leave the list, click on the immediately-following link:-
** [mailto:access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=unsubscribe]
** If this link doesn't work then send a message to:
** access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
** and in the Subject line type
** unsubscribe
** For other list commands such as vacation mode, click on the
** immediately-following link:-
** [mailto:access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=faq]
** or send a message, to
** access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the Subject:- faq



This email and any information transmitted within it may be confidential and 
may also be subject to legal privilege. It is intended only for the 
recipient(s) named above or the person responsible for delivering the email to 
the intended recipient. If you are not named above as a recipient, you must not 
read, copy, disclose, forward or otherwise use the information contained in 
this email. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender 
(whose contact details are above) immediately by reply e-mail and delete the 
message and any information transmitted with it without retaining any copies.  
Please note that electronic mail may be monitored in accordance with the 
Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practices)(Interception of Communications) 
Regulations 2000.


** To leave the list, click on the immediately-following link:-
** [mailto:access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=unsubscribe]
** If this link doesn't work then send a message to:
** access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
** and in the Subject line type
** unsubscribe
** For other list commands such as vacation mode, click on the
** immediately-following link:-
** [mailto:access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=faq]
** or send a message, to
** access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the Subject:- faq

Other related posts: