July 13, 2010
Hans Hillen from The Paciello Group is presenting a webinar covering Flex Accessibility on Wednesday, July 21st at 12:00 noon EST. This webinar is free, will be recorded for people who can’t attend, and will be captioned.
To attend, simply join the meeting room at http://seminars.adobe.acrobat.com/a11y, no registration or password required.
July 8, 2010
Today the W3C posted an updated techniques document for review, including for the first time a collection of techniques for Flash (and Flex) technologies. The techniques can be viewed at http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2010/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20100708/flash.html – please take a look and send in comments by August 9 to http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/comments/.
I’d also like to acknowledge the hard work of people at The Paciello Group who helped us assemble the techniques. The techniques come from a wide range of sources and reflect knowledge amassed over several years of working with Flash and Flex, and as such additional credit is due to several others including Jon Avila and others at SSBBart Group, Bob Regan and Matt May at Adobe, Michael Jordan, and others.
Finally, we are also working on a collection of PDF techniques, which we aim to have available in the next round of the techniques document. We look forward to your comments.
July 7, 2010
Today the Linux Foundation announced that it was releasing IAccessible2 with new licensing terms. IA2 is now available with a BSD license. You can read about this change as well as the additional tools available at http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/announcements/2010/07/linux-foundation-delivers-new-licensing-terms-testing-tools-accessi. This is an important change as Adobe works to integrate IA2 into a future version of Adobe Acrobat and Reader, as well as the Flash Player and AIR.