Adobe Flash-based Content
- Adobe Flash CS3 and later
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 1.2.2: Captions (Prerecorded) (Sufficient as a way to meet G87: Providing closed captions).
The objective of this technique is to provide an option for people who have hearing impairments or otherwise have trouble hearing the sound and dialogue in synchronized media to be able to choose to view captions as an alternative to audio information. With this technique all of the dialogue and important sounds are provided as text in a fashion that allows the text to be hidden unless the user requests it. As a result they are visible only when needed. This can be achieved using the FLVPlayback and FLVPlaybackCaptioning components. Note: when using FLVPlayback skins the closed caption button is accessible by default, but if implementing custom skins authors need to test to verify that the button is accessible.
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Watch all video content displayed by your Flash movie. Ensure that:
- Captions are available for all audio content, either turned on by default or as a user preference.
- The captions properly describe all audio information contained in the video.
- #1 and #2 are true