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.