Testing Flex toolTips

Test Pages

This example page has 4 buttons, each with a toolTip that was added to the Flex source code. It is very simple to add these, you just type toolTip="whatever".

Findings

Keyboard Access without a Screen Reader

  • The visual tooltips do not appear when you tab to the buttons in Flash Player 10.2.153.1 when tested in IE 8 and FireFox 3.6. (They only appear when you roll over the buttons with a mouse or with another pointing device)

Screen Reader Access

  • In IE 8 with Flash Player 10.2.153.1, JAWS 11 reads the button label immediately followed by the tooltip text.
  • In FireFox 3.6 with Flash Player 10.2.153.1, JAWS 11 doesn't read the movie at all. This has nothing to do with the toolTip attribute, though.
  • In IE 8 with Flash Player 10.2.153.1, WindowEyes 7.5 reads the button label immediately followed by the tooltip text.
  • In FireFox 3.6 with Flash Player 10.2.153.1, WindowEyes 7.5 reads the button label immediately followed by the tooltip text.