[orca-list] Orca and flash content

I've noticed this for some time but today it really got annoying for me so here I am asking the question. Is there any accessible way of using flash content in firefox?

As an example to the above, let's use what really annoyed me today. On the BBC Iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer (which the BBC are too happy to state how accessible it is) all the content now is in flash streams. For basic listening I have found that I can start the stream by going to the programme's page and selecting the listen link on the page, but this requires extra navigation than it should (I should be able to go to the iplayer home page, choose radio stations, choose the station, the day and then the programme/episode and then activate a play button). OK, that is slightly inconvenient but today whilst listening to a stream I was interrupted and was unable to pause the stream, navigate back through the stream, etc and the only option seemed to be to continue until the end and start again and there was quite a lot left to listen too. Hardly accessible in my mind.

I am using debian, so the browser is iceweasel 3.5.6 (I am not sure what firefox version that relates to) and I also have a package installed for the adobe flashplayer (I believe iceweasel is using flashplayer but I can't be certain, any way to check). Is there anything which can be done to make such flash content accessible?

Michael Whapples

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