[osflash] Introducing FlashAid: Using Flash to make Ajax more accessible
igorcosta at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 01:42:51 EDT 2006
Simple and great idea Aral, that's rocks
On 7/3/06, Aral Balkan <aral at ariaware.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> We were having a barbeque on the beach on Saturday night when Jeremy
> Keith <http://adactio.com/> from Clearleft <http://clearleft.com/> told us
> of an idea he had had for improving accessibility in Ajax applications by
> exposing, from a Flash application, the ability to detect whether
> accessibility features are installed on the user's computer. I had taken
> this feature for granted and didn't realize that the Ajax world was forced
> to live without it. Jeremy was surprised that no one had implemented this
> yet and we agreed that it was not rocket science by any means. In fact, I
> got a little time today to develop it and the result is FlashAid<http://osflash.org/flashaid>,
> which I've released under the open source MIT license on OSFlash<http://osflash.org>
> accessibility features exist on the user's computer by using a hidden (1
> pixel x 1 pixel) Flash application. It requires Flash 8 and should be
> compatible with every browser supported by ExternalInterface (for a full
> list, see the FlashAid web page <http://osflash.org/flashaid>.)
> FlashAid v0.1 Preview<http://svn1.cvsdude.com/osflash/flashaid/release/flashaid_v0.1.zip>is ready for download.
> This is a very early, proof-of-concept release. Please join the mailing
> list and give us feedback. It would be especially useful to hear from Ajax
> developers working on implementing accessibility in their applications.
> More info on my blog post at http://aralbalkan.com/644
> See the FlashAid web site <http://osflash.org/flashaid> for more
> information on FlashAid.
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