Can anyone help with basic accessibility in Flex SDK?
I’m having trouble getting basic accessibility working
for simple Text or TextArea controls. I believed that if the app
was compiled with accessible set to true in the config file, then
text should be accessible to screen readers by default.
This is seemingly not the case, as my blind colleague from
our accessibility department cannot ’see’ the text in a
sample app I wrote unless he mouses over it (ie its not being read
He can see tooltip text on images (and Text controls too, for
Some other things I tried were (i) adding tabIndex attribute
to the Text control, in case this triggered accessibility, and (ii)
adding the compiler switch for accessibility to see if this made
He’s running Flash player 9 on IE. He has tried it with
both Jaws and Window-Eyes with the same result. He has not
installed the additional scripts for Jaws, but I would have thought
they were not required to simple read text!
I must be missing something simple here, but what?