Accessibility Minutes 2009 03 11

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  • Ann Abbott (IBM)
  • Jon Ferriaolo (IBM) - OAA Director
  • Ken Jacobi (IBM-Rational/Watchfire)
  • Nathan Jakubiak (ParaSoft)
  • Preety Kumar (Deque)
  • Sueann Nichols (IBM)
  • Tony Salcedo (ParaSoft)
  • Rich Schwerdtfeger (IBM - chair)
  • Derk Stegemann (FIT)
  • Michael Squillace (IBM)
  • David Todd (IBM)


Jon, anything that generates multimedia is an issue in terms of automatically playing

Rich: flash generates the script that changes the page

Jon: you don't if the flash is generating audio or video. You don't know if it is audio or not

Jon: many media types are getting supplanted by flash

Jon: we probably need to look at two parts for every rule

Jon: Flash generates ambiguity

Rich: Flash has a number of accessibility issues to start with

Flash falls into its own category

Rich: how much should we focus on flash

Preety: we would be excluding a large amount of content

Jon: there are a lot of problems with flash/flex

Jon: we should focus on dhtml and aria first

Jon: point to the Adobe site first

Rich: need Adobe to attend on this discussion

Nathan: prefer a phased approach

Preety: prefer a phased approach

group: agrees to phased approach - dhtml first then flash/flex

Jon: background audio would be a violationrich: would need knowledge about the resource to determine if it had captions

Jon: we should mark warnings as a check - otherwise people will ignore them

Nathan: a warning is such that you can't tell if something is a problem

Nathan: what happens once the user has checked them? should be able to turn them off

Preety: there is a fine distinction here. Whether the check is completely manual or whether the tool needs additional input from the user. Give me more data.

Jon: there are things that will be a warning no matter what we do

Rich: determining that keyboard implementations match the style guide are problematic

Jon: we feel best practices should generate an error

Michael Squillace to chair the March 18 call and will send out the agenda. Rich and Preety will be traveling at CSUN

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