Many web designers are using Flash to add interest and interactivity to their web site designs. Flash may be used on official EMU sites, but only as an auxiliary element. The following regulations apply to the use of Flash on all official EMU web sites:
- Flash may not be used as the site's primary / exclusive navigation component or as a requirement to view the primary content of the site (i.e. no "all-Flash" sites).
- Flash site "introductions" or "splash pages" must be optional (i.e. provide a "skip intro" option).
- Audio components must be optional (provide an "off" option).
- A fully-functional and accessible non-Flash site or version of the site must be provided. Preferably, a detect script should be included for non-Flash-enabled browsers, in addition to the required "skip" option for Flash-enabled browsers.
- A direct link to the current download of the free Flash player must be provided on the site's main page. (i.e. "To view all the content on this site, you will need the Flash player, available as a free download.")
- The Flash components of the site must be reviewed by Integrated Content prior to launch. We recommend that you request an initial review early in the development of your site, so any potential problems or issues can be resolved before you do extensive site development.