Flash is notoriously – and often wrongly – viewed as being very accessibility-unfriendly. There have been accessibility features built into Flash since Flash Player 6 (released in 2002). Yet here we are six years later, and Adobe are only just releasing a draft version of some accessibility API documentation. How can it have taken six years to create such important a document? That to my mind really is daft!
However, looking on the bright side, at least it is finally being released. Now I just need to find the time to read it. Talking of reading it, if you try to download it, be warned: it is hidden within a naff 100% Flash-based website and you have to enable pop-ups to get at it. Since this is truly crap in my view, you can avoid all that nonsense by downloading the full AS docs with accessibility extras from here instead (warning: it’s nearly 40MB in size). Alternatively, the accessibility-only docs can be downloaded from here.
(Updated 27th July with the small download after Andrew pointed out I’d only linked to the large, full AS docs version).