[thelist] best html & css sites

Lee kowalkowski lee.kowalkowski at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 19 07:49:30 CST 2007

On 19/02/07, Christian Heilmann <codepo8 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If you had a flash page, can a user click on a link by merely speaking
> > its label text?
> Depends how you build it. Check out http://www.jkrowling.com which is
> the posterchild of accessible flash sites.

I think that's a "no" then, looks like you have to speak keyboard
commands to get it to work:  "press tab", "press tab", "press tab",
"press enter", but this is due to intentional usability issues rather
than accessibility ones.

The usability of that Flash is deliberately lacking, what an odd
example.  There's also a text-only version of the site, so perhaps not
everything is in order, or it's just there for people like me who
don't have the patience for mystery navigation.  It is in
high-contrast though.

The search results did lead me to this page:
http://www.adobe.com/resources/accessibility/flash8/, so instead of
answering "...it depends how you build it", we can start to answer "If
you build it like this...".

I suppose I was looking for something more like the how-to rather than
an example of finished products, but I still haven't found anything
specific about how Flash integrates with speech-recognition (or maybe
the other way around).  So I can only assume that Flash8 integrates
with MSAA sufficiently enough to satisfy whatever it is that speech
recognition software requires.

Thanks for the pointer Chris!


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