Macromedia and Accessibility

Macromedia Flash has been criticized a lot for producing inaccessible content. Not being particularly interested in Flash I haven’t really looked into that, but it’s my understanding that Flash makers Macromedia have provided accessibility tools in the Flash authoring environment, so it’s up to the people making Flash content to make their stuff accessible.

Looking forward I think there is a good chance that tools like Flash, Director and Dreamweaver can help push accessibility. There is an accessibility section with plenty of good stuff on Macromedia’s web site, and with Eric Meyer helping out with CSS (no details are public yet) I’m feeling hopeful about the future of at least some of the tools that many people use to create content for the web.

Posted on August 3, 2003 in Accessibility