Re: Silverlight Demos

  • From: "RicksPlace" <ofbgmail@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 07:40:02 -0400

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 Demos

  I 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.


  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?


      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

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