Web Design

Flash of Accessibility

By Andres Zapata \ November 18, 2009

What’s the biggest problem with Flash?

From my perspective, its that Flash isn’t really all that accessible to screen readers and organic SEO doesn’t happen out of the box.

Something new has come around that may start the change to further accessibility through Flash.

Those of you familiar with sIFR know that accessibility with Flash doesn’t have to be like catching a greased pig. Wrapper is a new HTML/CSS rendering engine has been created, and it works similarly to sIFR in that you use JavaScript to bind the HTML/CSS to ActionScript to create a Flash object version of the page on load.

I’m not saying that it’s perfectly 508 compliant, but at least it might nudge Flash down the righteous path.

 

Andres Zapata
Executive Vice President of Strategy, Co-founder
Andres Zapata
Executive Vice President of Strategy, Co-founder

Andres isn’t like most EVPs or co-founders. He’s responsible for the operations and direction of idfive, but he’s also the door-always-open, huevos-rancheros-making leader who’ll help you when the wifi isn’t working. A lifetime learner and multifaceted professional, Andres has more than 20 years of experience leading projects for clients in various industries. He believes in the power of research and data to create something beautiful that can do something good.