Re: Silverlight Demos

  • From: Jared Wright <wright.jaredm@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:08:06 -0400

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.


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 <mailto:wright.jaredm@xxxxxxxxx>
    *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 <mailto:wright.jaredm@xxxxxxxxx>
        *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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