ACCESSIBLE WEB EXPERIENCES WITH SILVERLIGHT V3
This is an update of the tutorial in version 2. I'm in the process of upgrading this for SL 3
Silverlight 3.0 comes with a set of built in controls, but it doesn’t really constrain you in how you make those controls appear to the user, with techniques of skinning and styling you can make controls appear pretty much how you want, furthermore if there
is some kind of control you need that is not in the base set, you can build your own. It has graphical tools and great media support; so there is a lot of power in that little engine, but as the saying goes: with great power comes great responsibility. Silverlight
and the associated tools do go some of the way in helping you create accessible experiences, but in order to make the best experiences available to the widest audience, there is still work you need to do. And what you need to do, and how may not be immediately
obvious; so that is my aim in this tutorial, to give you enough pointers and examples that you can go away and really start making your applications accessible.
In this series of tutorials I'll demonstrate media accessibility with Silverlight by showing you how to develop a media player application which has a few features which are there specifically for accessibility.
Part one, adding captions using SAMI