by Andrew Kirkpatrick

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March 20, 2008

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Last week, members of the Adobe accessibility team attended the California State University’s “Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference” – aka CSUN. This is a big event in accessibility each year and if you are interested in accessibility you should consider attending in 2009.
Adobe participated in four talks at CSUN:

  1. IAccessible2 Development: An Accessibility API that Works for Assistive Technologies and Applications. This was a panel discussion involving IT and assistive technology companies.
  2. Accessible PDF Authoring Techniques. This was a talk by Greg Pisocky and Pete DeVasto from Adobe and Brad Hodges from the American Foundation for the Blind. The presentation slides are available.
  3. Rich Internet Applications with Flash and Dreamweaver. This was a talk by Matt May and Andrew Kirkpatrick discussing Flash and AJAX accessibility, related to Adobe’s SPRY framework, Flash and Flex. The presentation slides are available.
  4. Accessible Internet Video. This was a talk by Andrew Kirkpatrick on how you can deliver the most accessible experience in video online using Flash. The presentation slides
    are available. I’m going to post the main demonstration example shortly.

Please take a look and let us know if you have any comments.


  • By Kevin Jones - 11:47 AM on March 31, 2008  

    Hi Andrew,
    That is a wonderful presentation on Accessible Internet Video. For the less technically inclined, I wrote a beginner’s guide to captioning for flash-based videos which your readers may be interested in checking out. I list several free and easy-to-use captioning tools that some may find interesting as well.
    The article can be found on our Web site at

  • By Pratik Patel - 8:40 PM on April 9, 2008  

    Any more news on JAWS scripts for AIR 3? What is the status of support on other platforms such as Linux? For a cross platform solution, there seems to be an awful lot of work being done for Windos and not much news seems to be avaialble for other platforms.