Adobe’s Custom Flash Player Installer Is Inaccessible on Both Mac OS X and Windows


Last week, Adobe released version 10.1 of their Flash player plugin for both the Mac and Windows operating systems, which included a large number of security fixes. Much to the frustration of visually impaired users, the installer application, which had previously been accessible, was rendered inaccessible with screen readers on both operating systems. This, of course, means that many visually impaired users are stuck using an older version of the plugin, along with all its known vulnerabilities.

Yet there’s a perfectly accessible real installer right inside the crummy shell installer’s package.

Friday, 18 June 2010