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From jude <flexcapaci...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: FYI Flash and Flex and W3 standards
Date Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:57:31 GMT
I found this will researching accessibility with the Canvas tag,

The Canvas tag was introduced to the JavaScript community around 2005. The
> tag provides a set of image processing commands and enables low level
> control of graphics, with enough expressivity to replace some browser
> plugins. Accessibility has been critical issue with the Canvas API. With
> most HTML tags, the operating system is informed when an area of the screen
> is a button (example) <http://www.jumis.com/cme-button.html>, it's also
> given the name of that button. That information can then be passed onto
> other software. With Canvas, the developer may neglect to inform the
> operating system. Canvas is a low level API, and so authors must do more
> work than is required of high level APIs. The CME-WCAG draft<http://www.jumis.com/cme-wcag.html>
begins
> the process of documenting techniques that programmers can use to make
> their Canvas-based components accessible to the operating system. A
> supplemental CANVAS-TECHS <http://www.jumis.com/cme-tech.html> draft
> provides structured coding examples in the style of WCAG-TECHS<http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-TECHS/>
> .
>

Source - http://www.jumis.com/

To clarify, for anyone interested, one person, one of my goals in working
on Flex and Flash is to be able to publish to HTML *in addition to* the
current supported target platforms and where appropriate. :P


On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 3:45 PM, jude <flexcapacitor@gmail.com> wrote:

> With all the misinformation out there about Flash not being apart of "web
> standards" (although without it the web would "break") I found this page on
> W3 from 2004 that recognizes Flash and Flex as a viable and accessible
> "canvas" for content right along side HTML Canvas tag (before it was called
> HTML5),
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-TECHS/
> http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-TECHS/flash.html
>
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