Testing Flash and Flex for Accessibility

Flex is a framework for building expressive web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops, and operating systems by leveraging the Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR runtimes. It helps build cross platform rich internet applications (RIAs) and being used in mobile application development.

It is crucial to test these applications for accessibility as it is concerned with making interfaces perceivable, operable, and understandable. Accessibility testing is also required to assess the software for conformance to accessibility standards and guidelines.

It is often classified into three categories: keyboard, color and assistive technology accessibility. Different techniques are used for accessibility testing. Typically an accessibility expert evaluates the software to make sure that it conforms to the accessibility laws, standards and guidelines and creates a legal document that can be provided to customers.

With the overview of Flex accessibility features, this session highlights best practices that can be incorporated in accessibility testing for flex.

Takeaways for audience: Overview of accessibility testing, accessibility features in Flex and accessibility testing best practices for Flex.


Speaker Software Testing & Quality ConferenceRashmi Aghor is a BE Computer from University of Pune with over 11 years of experience in the areas of Software Testing and Software Development. She is currently working as Software Specialist (Accessibility Testing) at SAS. She has been working for SAS for over 5 years in the field of functional, accessibility and automation testing.

Rashmi Aghor will be presenting on “Testing Flash and Flex for Accessibility” at the 2nd Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Software Quality to be held in Pune, India on 25,26 March 2011.Click here for a list of other Speakers & Sessions @ The Conference
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