Making Flash content available to screen reader and other keyboard-only users is not, by itself, enough to make your application accessible to those users. You must also take steps to ensure that your content is exposed to assistive technology (AT) in a meaningful sequence. You do this by controlling the reading order. Failing to set the reading order appropriately is one of the most common Section 508 violations in Flash.
In this lesson, you will learn about the concepts of reading order and tab order and how users with disabilities are affected when those are not set appropriately. You will learn about Section 508 requirements for reading order and tab order and how they are controlled in Flash. You will also learn about Section 508 requirements for avoiding repetitive navigation links. The technical part of this lesson explains how to set reading order and tab order and how to allow the user to skip navigation links.
Select Next to learn what happens when a screen reader encounters an application in which the reading order is not set properly.