Good afternoon,Flash is not accessible. It doesn't matter what Adobe tells you, Flash is not accessible. You have perhaps seen Flash that is accessible with particular screen-readers (forgetting those keyboard only non-screen-reader users) on Windows. But, you have * never * seen Flash that is accessible on * any * other operating system.
/rant Everett On 25-Jun-09, at 12:08 PM, Jared Wright wrote:
I don't know how many favors you do yourself when you pick your tools based simply on the company who produces them. Still, your perrogative. Just know that I've seen lots of accessible Flash and no accessible Silverlight. But at least do let us know how you get along.JW On 6/25/2009 7:40 AM, RicksPlace wrote:Well, it has been a couple of days I think since the responses on this thread. Since nobody has seemingly used Silverlight I guess it would be the world's first use by a blind programmer! flash is not an option since I am a MS person and want to stick with MS solutions. Thanks for all the suggestions and I may, or not, mess with Silverlight if I can find any examples I can understand.Thanks again: Rick USA ----- Original Message ----- From: Jared Wright To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:18 PM Subject: Re: Silverlight DemosI would check it out. Flash is a lot more prominent on the web, at least the places I frequent, than Silverlight, and I think for good reason. Not all Flash is accessible, but these instances can always be traced to developers not having much of a mind for accessibility. Given your sensitivity for it as a developer, I am confident you can come up with not only an accessible but a very user friendly interface for streaming media through Flash. I have not done any real dirty work with it, just a couple of demos myself, but I've already been to about four places on the web today that used Flash to stream their content, and I had a passable to pleasant experience with all of them. Just go look at Youtube for the most obvious example. All their video is flash.JW On 6/23/2009 11:07 AM, RicksPlace wrote:Hi: Well, is that much simpler than using Silverlight? I have never even looked at flash and, for the most part, found flash sites not very accessible using a screen reader. Have you experience in using flash to play audio and video? Can it be made accessible and is it easy to learn? Silverlight seems quite complicated and I have not found good articles with any details concerning building a webpage and playing audio let alone video that was complete or simple enough to get through.Rick USA ----- Original Message ----- From: Jared Wright To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:46 AM Subject: Re: Silverlight Demos Why not just use Flash? JW On 6/23/2009 8:04 AM, RicksPlace wrote:Hi: Are there any folks who have worked with Silverlight?I would like to add audio streaming to a site and later video so think Silverlight may be the tool but I sure have not found any examples I could understand yet.Rick USA