I'm working on a project where we've been asked to make a complex Flex application accessible via keyboard and screen reader technology.
JAWS is the main screen reader tech that needs to be supported and according to the current Flex documentation scripts are needed in order for Flex applications and JAWS to communicate correctly. However, the company doing our certification testing for 508 compliance states that according to a contact at Adobe the scripts are no longer needed for the current versions of JAWS (12+) and Flex.
Can anyone verify if the current Flex documentation is incorrect and the scripts are no longer needed?
The documentation in question is here: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/flex/using/WS2db454920e96a9e51e63e3d11c0bf69084-7da1.html in the section entitled "Configuring a JAWS screen reader for Flex applications".
If the documentation is still valid, could they have been mistaking accessibility in Flash with what is possible in Flex?
Thanks for help in advance!
Did you ever get an answer to this?
Same issue, only now it is JAWS 18!