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Flash and HTML 5

Flash content that is accessible will generally follow these rules:

NOTE: flash is not supported in the University’s WordPress system

  • Wherever a meaningful image is used, an alt text description is given.
  • Movie files have a meaningful description which can be read by a screen reader.
  • Objects have intuitive keyboard shortcuts.
  • If sound files are used, a text alternative is available.
  • The flash content is scalable.

If you plan on using Flash content, be sure there is an alternative means to navigate your website.

You can find more information about Flash and accessibility at or at

Accessibility in HTML 5 can be tricky. Here is a table describing accessibility workarounds for HTML 5