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Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance by Andrew Kirkpatrick, Patrick H. Lauke, Jim Thatcher, Shawn Lawton Henry, Cynthia D. Waddell, Bruce Lawson, Michael R. Burks, Christian Heilmann, Mark Urban, Richard Rutter, Bob Regan

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11 ACCESSIBLE FLASH

by Bob Regan and Andrew Kirkpatrick

This chapter is for web designers who wish to make accessible, interactive rich media. It's a guide to creating accessible Adobe Flash content that assumes no previous knowledge of accessibility or assistive technology. This chapter covers the following topics:

  • User requirements for users with disabilities
  • The base set of technical requirements for developing accessible Flash content
  • Key concepts common to computer programming that are relevant to developing accessible Flash content
  • Best practices for creating accessible design in Flash

User Requirements

For many Flash designers, the single greatest challenge to understanding accessibility is how to best appreciate the experience of people ...

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