Flash MX and its accessibility features

In Archive by Fredy Ore

Jeffrey Veen writes in a recent post on some accessibility features of Flash MX. He comments briefly on Flash and Section 508 and how accessibility is turning into a hot topic, particularly for disabled users. Here is an excerpt from Jeff’s blog:

Making a Flash file accessible to disabled users used to be virtually impossible. In fact, the only recourse was to offer a non-Flash alternative — typically a less-usable text version of the content or features. Not exactly quid-pro-quo for your users.

Jeff makes references to two related articles which comment on Flash’s accessbility features.
The first is an article by Jason Michael Perry from the O’Reilly Network who gives a great overview of the Flash MX features, and the other is the Macromedia Accessibility resource pages.