not necessarily an issue with Mojo Portal itself, but with flash embedded within Mojo Portal

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5/23/2011 12:21:51 AM
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not necessarily an issue with Mojo Portal itself, but with flash embedded within Mojo Portal

Hello all,

I just noticed this like a moment ago when browsing the site.  Certain videos on here don't want to play when you have screen reader users around.  I just tried one of the installation videos, and it just sat there.  JAWS 12.0 will recognize that there is a flash object on the page with the notation of "flash start" and "flash end", but that is all.  What would help this situation is if the buttons are labeled so as to allow screen readers to recognize them.  I haven't checked any of the other videos, but I'll keep you updated if I see any more. 

5/24/2011 8:28:11 AM
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Re: not necessarily an issue with Mojo Portal itself, but with flash embedded within Mojo Portal

We are just using the embed code from YouTube to embed the video in our own web page. I'm not sure if there is anything we can do to improve it.

Do you have the same experience with videos directly on the YouTube site? Does the screen reader see the needed buttons on the videos on YouTube site? If it does work better directly on YouTube then there may be something we can do to improve it, but if it works the same there then probably not.

Best,

Joe

5/24/2011 8:38:58 AM
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Re: not necessarily an issue with Mojo Portal itself, but with flash embedded within Mojo Portal

Screen readers recognize the flash content on Youtube just fine.  They can't do everything with it simply because the buttons aren't labeled, but they can see enough for the video to play at least.  That's about all I care about. 

5/24/2011 8:40:59 AM
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Re: not necessarily an issue with Mojo Portal itself, but with flash embedded within Mojo Portal

ok, I'll do some googling and see if there is any way we can modify the embed code to make it a little more friendly.

Best,

Joe

7/22/2011 9:16:17 PM
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Re: not necessarily an issue with Mojo Portal itself, but with flash embedded within Mojo Portal

Hi again,

I've noticed that this thread hasn't had a hit in a little while, so I figured that I'd check in and see if you needed a hand?  Please let me know, and I'll do what I can. 

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