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WPF/E & accessibility? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I need detailed information about WPF/E and support for accessibility standards.

    Thanks,
    Mathias

    Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:05 PM

Answers

  • Addressing accesibility is something we plan for the final release. At his point we did not include Accesibility specific features. We would appreciate any specific input you can provide us about accesibility.

    email barakc@microsoft.com or comment here or in my blog http://blogs.msdn.com/bardak

     

    Wednesday, December 6, 2006 9:20 PM

  • For our 1.0 release we will be exposing an accessibility system for the root plug-in (e.g. root canvas) to provide some alternative text. This will help with smaller scale Silverlight content such as an ad. More complex applications that create concepts such as "buttons" or other "control" type UIs will not have accessibility support in 1.0 but will in 1.1 when we create a control framework. In 1.0 we don't even have the concept of focus or tabbing to elements (such as the element you styled to look like a "button"). In 1.1. we will.

    We also support close captioning using SAMI files via the Expression Media Encoder (EME). Using EME you can generate a Media Player skin which has close captioning built in.

    Hope this helps,
    -mark
    Program Manager
    Microsoft
    This post is provided "as-is"
    Wednesday, July 18, 2007 11:46 PM

All replies

  • Addressing accesibility is something we plan for the final release. At his point we did not include Accesibility specific features. We would appreciate any specific input you can provide us about accesibility.

    email barakc@microsoft.com or comment here or in my blog http://blogs.msdn.com/bardak

     

    Wednesday, December 6, 2006 9:20 PM
  • Are you kidding? Wake up! Have you heard of Section 508? We federal government designers and developers can't even consider this technology unless it is accessible and can produce content compliant with Section 508. Moreover, making content accessible, including media rich content, makes good business sense and is the moral thing to do.
    Wednesday, April 25, 2007 1:54 PM

  • For our 1.0 release we will be exposing an accessibility system for the root plug-in (e.g. root canvas) to provide some alternative text. This will help with smaller scale Silverlight content such as an ad. More complex applications that create concepts such as "buttons" or other "control" type UIs will not have accessibility support in 1.0 but will in 1.1 when we create a control framework. In 1.0 we don't even have the concept of focus or tabbing to elements (such as the element you styled to look like a "button"). In 1.1. we will.

    We also support close captioning using SAMI files via the Expression Media Encoder (EME). Using EME you can generate a Media Player skin which has close captioning built in.

    Hope this helps,
    -mark
    Program Manager
    Microsoft
    This post is provided "as-is"
    Wednesday, July 18, 2007 11:46 PM