- Adobe Flash Professional version MX and higher
- Adobe Flex
Adobe has plans to stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020, and encourages authors interested in creating accessible web content to use HTML.
This technique relates to:
- Success Criterion 1.1.1: Non-text Content (Sufficient)
- Success Criterion 2.4.4: Link Purpose (In Context) (Sufficient)
- Success Criterion 2.4.9: Link Purpose (Link Only) (Sufficient)
The objective of this technique is to describe the purpose of a button by providing descriptive text as the button's accessible name. The description lets a user distinguish this button from other buttons in the Flash movie and helps the user determine whether to activate the button. An empty string is not sufficient as a button's accessible name.
For buttons with text labels, the label text will be used as a buttons accessible name. If a button is image based and does not have a text label, the button's accessible name will have to be set separately using the Accessibility panel or through scripting.
For each button in the Flash movie that uses this technique:
- Check that the button's label text correctly describes the button's purpose
- If a button does not have a text label, confirm that descriptive text has been added as the button's accessible name.
- If a button contains both label text and an accessible name, confirm that the combination of the two makes sense as a description for the button's purpose.
- Checks #1, #2, and #3 are true.