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Multiple messaging Flash - need suggestions for alt text
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msg:3872263
 2:09 pm on Mar 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Our company wants to implement Flash on their home page. This Flash will fade through three screens each with their own message and with a link off to another page. Each screen's link goes to a different page and different part of the site. How would we word the alternate text in the accessibility window to cover this scenario?

 

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msg:3939762
 8:05 pm on Jun 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think you need to have a wider perspective than simply alternative text, in particular you should probably go for actual alternative content for users who can't use Flash - this includes search engines.

There are several possibilities, one being a series of div elements containing HTML versions of the Flash "screens", which are hidden by the Flash content if the Flash plugin is installed, and presented as a simple HTML-plus-Javascript if the plugin is absent. If both Flash and JS are disabled, then your divs would appear stacked, and the user has access to all the content.

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