The facility to detect some Assistive Technology by using Flash has been around since ActionScript 1.0 and Flash Player 6. The method has usually been referred to as a way to ‘detect screen readers’. Unfortunately this method, using the ActionScript Accessibility.isActive method, is not a ‘screen reader’ detector.
Blog posts for: April, 2008
The accessibility of the date-time Microformat – Mike Davies revisits the issue as a result of heated words with Jeremy Keith, brought on inadvertently by Steve Faulkner’s presentation at the Abilitynet Accessibility 2.0 conference.
A public IRC channel for developers to talk about ARIA has been set up. Join in public discussions about WAI-ARIA at #wai-aria channel (irc.w3.org).