Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hiding Object Specifically Created for Screenreader From Sighted Users

It seems pretty obvious, but just put it behind a movie clip which is a background image.

For a flash movie, screen readers will not read the following:

  • Any object off stage

  • Any object that has visible=false

  • Any object that has alpha = 0

To make an object invisible to a screen reader, you have to set its accessibility properties to "silent."