Media Accessibility Guidelines
WAI-ARIA - Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite
- The W3C-WAI ARIA Overview
- Captioned video: How ARIA Landmark Roles help screen reader users
- Evotech's the Basics of ARIA Blog - user friendly explanations and examples of how to implement ARIA
- Mozilla's ARIA page - used to be accessible DHTML
- WAI-ARIA Live Regions by Juicy Studio. Live regions allow assistive technologies, such as screen readers, to be informed of updates without losing their place in the content.
- A List Apart: Accessible Web 2.0 Applications with WAI-ARIA
The best way to make video accessible is by offering captions. However, a linked transcript can be helpful if open captioning is not an option.
For videos offered on the Web it's important to choose a format that's popular and widely supported in browsers. Formats change frequently: it is best to research video plug-in statistics for current browsers before selecting a final format for delivery.
- Mozilla's Getting Started with AJAX
- W3School's AJAX Tutorial
- AJAX.org - PDFs and Flash video demos that may be helpful.
Note: These are not the most accessible resources.
Making Flash applications accessible is no easy task but thinking about accessibility up front, rather than retrofitting later, will save a lot of time and energy. We have a collection of web resources that should help you get off to a good start with your Flash project.