Contrary to popular belief, making a Flash movie accessible to a wider selection of users does not require cartwheels and back flips. A few basic usability and accessibility considerations can take your movie to the next level and reach a wider audience. The most basic step of embedding a SWF into a page incorrectly could cause a screen-reader to hang.
This session will take a cause and effect look at accessibility covering a selection of common problems and possible solutions. Niqui will cover visual, audio, mobility and cognitive disabilities and demonstrate how Flash can help or hinder access.
As the effects of having an inaccessible site are not always apparent to companies and developers, Niqui will cover the potential losses and gains for everyone involved.
Who this presentation is for:
This presentation is for developers and designers who are interested in accessible solutions. It is not essential to have any experience or knowledge in creating accessible solutions. This is not a “steps to create an accessible site” session.
What attendees will walk away with:
A better understanding of accessibility and the variety of users. Some knowledge of technology that can be used to assist users. Solutions that can be implemented into future projects to enhance the user experience for disabled users.