Adobe Flash

About testing your document with screen readers

You already know the importance of regularly testing your Flash document as you create it to ensure it performs as expected. Frequent testing is even more important when you design a document to work with assistive technologies such as screen readers. In addition to testing tab order in your SWF file, you should also test your tab order in various browsers; some browsers differ in how the user tabs to or out of Flash content. For information about resources to test your document with a screen reader, see "Testing accessible content" in Flash Help.


Congratulations on creating accessible Flash content. In a few minutes, you learned how to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Specify that your document is accessible to screen readers

  • Provide a document title and description

  • Provide a title and description for document instances

  • Specify that screen readers ignore elements in your document

  • Change static text to dynamic text for accessibility

  • Control the order in which users navigate with the Tab key

  • Control the reading order with ActionScript

Adobe maintains an extensive website devoted to accessibility. For more information about accessibility with Adobe products, see the Adobe accessibility website at