We are developing a new RIA that has pretty complex screens,
navigation system, modal modules loading on top of others, detailed
interaction with grids, trees, etc. and a requirement for making it
508 compliant has come across my desk.
I've done a bit of research on what Adobe has to offer on
their compliance. The components look to be compliant, but from
what I can tell the compliance works best on simple forms and
screens that don't require a great deal of complexity. I'm also
having trouble finding real world examples of people who have
developed complex RIAs in Flex made for 508 compliance.
Silverlight is also being evaluated, and I'm not sure if they
are any better when it comes to the complexity of a deep RIA.
Does anyone here have any experience developing for 508 in
Flex, and if so can you shed some light on what challenges a
developer might face, or any short comings of Flex that would
prevent it from conforming to 508?
I'd also appreciate any RIAs anyone can point me to that are
508 compliant, they seem to be few and far, even the ones listed at
Adobe, most are broken links or no longer available.
That is a concern for state governments as well. We (alaska)
are required to make our (outward facing) sites compliant. Flex
will not allow that unless you stick to the basics ... however, if
you do that, then you might as well script in html as the results
would be basically the same.