Chapter 10. Rich Internet Applications

With great power comes great responsibility.

—From a Spider-Man comic in Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy #15

So far in this book, we’ve been talking about web applications that are mostly web-, that is, HTML-based. But we can’t forget that the Web does contain software in the form of Flash, Java, and now Silverlight. These platforms have advantages and challenges all their own where universal design is concerned, and in this chapter, we cover them.

Now that the Web has begun to act like software, web accessibility comprises software accessibility. While we might have expected from the head start we had with software design that loads of software accessibility documentation would be here waiting for us, sadly, ...

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