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Creating Accessible Flash Course

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Creating Accessible Flash Course – Working with OS/AT Accessibility Features

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Introduction

Users with disabilities rely on the accessibility features of operating systems (OS) and assistive technologies (AT) to access electronic information. One of the most basic Section 508 requirements for software applications is that they not disrupt, disable or otherwise interfere with these important features. The principle underlying this requirement is known as interoperability.

Accessibility hinges on interoperability and this course includes many specific techniques for ensuring that Flash works well with AT. In this lesson, you will learn how the overall principle of interoperability relates to Windows, Flash and AT. Flash does not fully support interoperability with all of Windows' accessibility features, but you will learn how to avoid interfering with the features that are supported in Flash and how to work around the ones that are not.

Select Next to learn more about Windows OS accessibility features.

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