Archive for April, 2009

April 28, 2009

Firefox Focus and Actual Links

I mentioned at the TPG Webinar on Flash that there is a way around the issues with focus trapping in Firefox. My friend and accessibility-colleague Michael Jordan has developed a simple example that shows how to get focus in and out of Flash content in Firefox (using the SWFFocus class). Also in this example he shows how to make links that are not buttons, but use the MSAA link role. This has always been possible, but usually people use the button role.
Give this a try and let us know if it works for you or if you have any suggestions for improvements.
Demonstration test file
Demonstration test file, with HTML links also (added 8/18/2009)
Download demonstration file

11:46 AM Permalink
April 7, 2009

PDF Interactive Forms webinar

Tomorrow is the final webinar in the series offered by The Paciello Group. The final session is on Interactive PDF forms, using Adobe Acrobat and Adobe LiveCycle Designer. The free webinar is at noon EDT on Wednesday April 8, 2009.
Information about how to join the webinar is available at
The session will be captioned live and offered as an archived session for asynchronous viewing.
Open question – what topics would you like to see covered in future webinars?

9:30 PM Permalink