Since I have temporarily switched from my non-working Windows machine to Mac OS X, I have encountered some major disadvantages of the operating system in conjunction with VoiceOver. This is one of them unless there is something I am missing.
I am using the latest Flash plugin with Safari. Many sites require a button to be pressed because the player is set to not automatically play the video. Is the object entirely not accessible to Safari and/or VoiceOver? At least with Internet Explorer or Firefox it was visible and most of the time an unlabelled button could be pressed at the very least. Absolutely nothing shows regardless if the video auto plays or not. If the object is not visible, are there any work-arounds or methods of circumvention? I really can not deal with this any more. It is one thing not being able to download FLV and MP4 files from sites but now I can not even click a button! If Adobe seriously writes off the blind community that quickly the entire company should be condemned. That should be illegal on an international scale with zero exceptions. I tried to download Adobe Air foolishly with the hope it would change something though I know there is no logic to that. However, the download link redirects to the home page with no resulting download.
Much appreciation to anybody who has even a tolerable fix. I just need access to the embedded object that is the player.