Adobe® Director® 11.5 is an ideal product to use when creating accessible kiosks, CD/DVD-ROMs, and web-based applications.
Blind users of the web frequently use screen-reader software to read the contents of a web page. Director 11.5 uses native text-to-speech capabilities with the operating system to make content available to people with visual impairments. These capabilities allow developers to create accessible self-voicing content without relying on the availability of screen readers or other assistive technologies. The availability of accessible, self-voicing content becomes important in situations where the installation of expensive screen readers is not practical, such as in public libraries and museum kiosks.
Users with mobility issues may rely on the keyboard
instead of the mouse to navigate web pages. For individuals with
nerve damage, arthritis, or repetitive motion injuries, using
a mouse may not be comfortable or possible. Director 11.5 includes
tools to create content that allow individuals with mobility impairments
to easily access controls within a Director movie, using only
the keyboard or another alternative pointing device. In addition,
the tab order is completely customizable, allowing the Director
11.5 developer to create applications that are not only accessible,
but also usable for people with disabilities.
Director 11.5 also includes drag-and-drop behaviors that make it easy to retrofit existing content to adhere to accessibility guidelines.
Director and Shockwave Player, the solution for designing magnetic internet destinations and powerful multimedia, provides support for accessible content through the following features: