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From Rick Winscot <rick.wins...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Pushing Flex components thorough the GPU
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2012 01:25:03 GMT
What would be great for 508 is to implement first class mechanisms for
accessibility ... creating new components that are accessible (the Flash
way) is a nightmare.
 On Jan 26, 2012 5:53 PM, "Michael Jordan" <mijordan@adobe.com> wrote:

>
> On 1/26/12 1:54 PM, "Alex Harui" <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: David Francis Buhler [mailto:davidbuhler@gmail.com]
> >> Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:48 AM
> >> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> >> Subject: RE: Pushing Flex components thorough the GPU
> >>
> >> Windows, Jaws, jaws scripts, and IE. :)
> >> On Jan 26, 2012 1:29 PM, "Alex Harui" <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
> >>
> >I'm not the expert, but one of our Adobe PPMC members is (Michael, are
> >you out there?), but I believe we work with more than just Jaws and IE.
> >
> >
> >Alex Harui
> >Flex SDK Developer
> >Adobe Systems Inc.
> >Blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui
> >
> >
>
>
> That's correct, Alex.
>
> Screen reader support for the Flash Player is available on Windows in IE
> and Firefox for swfs embedded with wmode="window."
>
> JAWS, Window-Eyes, and the open source NVDA screen readers can read Flash
> content, but to date JAWS has the most comprehensive support for Flex.
> This is because JAWS has scripts that work around limitations with the way
> that the Flash Player is able to describe content through its
> accessibility API.
>
> The Flash Player's accessibility support was implemented back in 2002,
> around the time that the term "rich internet application" was coined. To
> limit the performance impact of maintaining, updating, and communicating
> role, state, and value information on a deep hierarchy of accessibility
> objects, the decision was made to only expose one level of hierarchy and
> allow an accessibility object like a list to maintain a single array of
> children with no decedents. This is unlike the behavior of desktop
> applications which are able to expose the full hierarchy of a tree, panel,
> or data grid with nested children. JAWS scripts improve the way the screen
> reader user interacts with more complex controls like the TreeView and
> ComboBox in IE.
>
>
> Michael Jordan  |  Accessibility Engineer  |  Adobe
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