swfupload accessibility

Justin justin.obara at utoronto.ca
Tue Dec 2 14:26:53 UTC 2008


I spent some time trying out version 2.2.0 of SWFUpload with JAWS 9.


Please read on for my findings.

Both Flash 9 and 10 gave the same results for JAWS

- The overlayed button appears to only be keyboard accessible in IE7  
and this is only true the first  time through the tab order

- According to http://ajaxian.com/archives/flash-10-and-the-bad-news-for-javascript-interaction 
  , keyboard accessibility of flash is only available in IE.

- To activate the overlayed  button while using JAWS 9, you need to  
have virtual pc cursor turned off

- JAWS does not report anything when on the overlayed button

- The button beneath the overlayed button is part of the tab order and  
is reported by JAWS, but doesn't do anything when clicked

Please feel free to comment / ask questions.


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