6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 25, 2018 5:26 AM by keyarts70

    508 Accessibility within Adobe Muse

    lickteig Level 1

      Hey....needing to know if and when Adobe Muse will have Accessibility option like Flash has had for years now.  We have a client who only wants to deal with HTML 5 and Muse to me is the only software out there for designers.  Animate create HTML Canvas which from everything I have read is NOT at this point and accessible option.  There are ways to make Muse work about 75% of the way which means having to add ARIA tags to the HTML after exported from Muse.  This is a solution but not obviously as great as being able to do everything from Muse.  Is this option coming???

        • 1. Re: 508 Accessibility within Adobe Muse
          Ussnorway Adobe Community Professional

          Flash is not an internet standard and no one (outside Adobe employees) will put up with it for web design...

          ARIA tags are an ok idea in principle but they didn't take off because they don't really work. If your client wants pure html5 | ajax then use Adobe Edge instead of Animate CC but as for Muse my advice is don't hold your breath.

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          • 2. Re: 508 Accessibility within Adobe Muse
            studio9400 Level 1

            I thought Adobe Edge was gone?  I don't see it listed within my CC subscription.  I played around with it a couple years ago and found that they did have an Accessibility panel like Flash.  Right about that time though it seemed like they went away from it by blending it with the new version of Flash...Animate.  Dani Beaumont from Adobe....I just watched one of your Muse training videos on Lynda.com. Do you have any plans to add Accessibility to Muse?  I find it hard to believe that this is not here already or in the works since this program is aimed at designers vs developers.  I am a designer.  We can add "tabindex = 1" for example to the exported HTML code from Muse but if we need to edit the Muse file again then of course all of that custom HTML code is gone.  Accessibility options truly need to be added to Muse and soon. Select a button or a text element and give it a tab order.....that's it.

            • 3. Re: 508 Accessibility within Adobe Muse
              Ussnorway Adobe Community Professional

              studio9400 wrote:

               

              I thought Adobe Edge was gone? I don't see it listed within my CC subscription. I played around with it a couple years ago and found that they did have an Accessibility panel like Flash.

              its still there in your cc app for down load hidden under the old versions tab

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              • 4. Re: 508 Accessibility within Adobe Muse
                keyarts70 Level 1

                Adobe Edge CC is no longer part of my CC suite.  Hasn't bee for quite a while.  Having used Muse to a capacity where 508 accessibility was needed, it's as STUDIO9400 stated.  We had to attach ARIA tags to the Muse output html files that never worked 100% of the time.  And usually needed a developer's help to get it working completely.  Muse continues to make great improvements to this software by reducing the amount of extraneous code generated by the program on export to html.  But they do really need to get a better system implemented for accessibility.  I hate having to redo my 508 tags every time I have to make a change in Muse and then re-export.

                • 5. Re: 508 Accessibility within Adobe Muse
                  Ussnorway Adobe Community Professional

                  keyarts70  wrote

                   

                  Adobe Edge CC is no longer part of my CC suite. 

                  its still there Adobe just changed where the hiding place is... we agree to disagree about the development of ARIA tags

                   

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                  • 6. Re: 508 Accessibility within Adobe Muse
                    keyarts70 Level 1

                    Apologies, I found Edge after your post instructions and have installed it.  As for ARIA tags, what else can we use if the way we check for accessibility is the JAWS screen reader?  I mean, I don't like it either but it's kind of industry standard for screen reading (at least in my company where we deal with the VA on a regular basis).  If Edge is no longer being developed and Muse is continuing to gain popularity with it's community of widget developers, why shouldn't we expect the accessibility features of Muse to improve?