Flash: Are You Designing For Your Eyes Only?

In Flazoom, an article about designing Flash sites for accessibility. I am convinced that Flash designers have vision that is far superior to ordinary people. Vision so powerful that 8 pixel tall bitmap typefaces on a low contrast background do not present a problem for reading. Vision so acute that Macromedia's lawyers are resorting to even finer print in contracts and licenses. Vision so sharp those fuzzy, anti-aliased typefaces are as clear as night and day. Truly we are blessed. To bad for everyone else. That includes our clients, our parents, our friends and the large majority of web surfers. When those people visit hyper-designed sites, those "really cool tiny fonts in Flash" are impossible to read. Poor legibility is another reason that Flash ranks up usability criticism from all corners.