Checkpoint 1.13 - Flash
Enable accessibility features of appropriate components
WCAG 1.0 Priority 2
WCAG Guideline 6. Ensure that pages featuring new technologies transform gracefully.
Flash MX 2004 and later versions have provided accessibility features for the following components:
However these features are turned off by default and Flash developers are required to enable accessibility for each of these components individually.
Ensure accessibility features of relevant components are enabled.
Use the Action Script
enableAccessibility() command for each of the components.
The following code is used to enable accessibility of a sample radio button:
import mx.accessibility.RadioButtonAccImpl; RadioButtonAccImpl.enableAccessibility();
Use Flash Player 6 or newer to browse Flash content and a screen reader to test its accessibility
The original source of this information is located on the W3C web site (www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-fallback-page)