How to Make Use of Print2Flash Document Accessibility?
documents are accessible to users with disabilities in
compliance with Section 508 of the American Disabilities Act. There are two
accessibility aspects: 1) using documents with keyboard only; and 2) using
documents by visually impaired users.
Using documents with keyboard only
Almost all of Print2Flash document functions can be accomplished with the
keyboard only which can be of help if mouse is not present or for visually
First, there is a number of keyboard
shortcuts that let users to invoke frequent and most important functions by
means of the keyboard. See Using Keyboard
and Mouse for more information on this.
document interface toolbar can be
accessed with keyboard. To accomplish this, press Tab key several times until
you see a moving thick yellow rectangle around
toolbar buttons and controls. This
rectangle means keyboard input focus within the document interface and denotes
active button or control. If you press Enter or Space key when a button is
active, it is pressed i.e. the function associated with the button is
accomplished as if the button were clicked with mouse. This way you can invoke
all of the functions accomplished by document toolbar. To move between buttons
to the right, use Tab key; to move to the left - Shift+Tab keys.
Using documents by visually impaired users
To facilitate access to Print2Flash documents by visually impaired users it
is needed to use a screen reader software compatible with
Adobe Flash Player. Screen
readers are software applications designed to navigate through a website and
read the web content aloud. Visually impaired users often rely on this
technology. JAWS, from Freedom Scientific, is one example of such screen reader
software. You can access the JAWS page of the Freedom Scientific website at
Print2Flash documents provide the following information to screen reader
- The content of document toolbar buttons and controls (their names and
- The content of the document text;
- Names of the toolbar buttons and controls when users
access the toolbar from the keyboard.
Typically a screen reader reads content of the
document toolbar and then - the
whole document text. If you want to hear a document text starting from a certain
page, you may go to this page either by using
keyboard shortcuts (go to next or
previous page) or by using document interface toolbar
(using Next Page button,
Previous Page button or
Go To Page text box). and then
make the screen reader re-read the document (see your software reader
documentation on how to do this).