Flash, Flex & Captivate Accessibility Resources (Historical)

Flash is now discontinued, but the following information is available for historical reference.

Adobe Flash is a technology used to create multimedia animations, videos, and user interfaces for the web. Adobe Flex and Adobe Captivate are tools that can be used to create Flash-based applications and training slide shows, respectively. It is often possible to make Flash accessible, but it can be difficult. The following resources can help:



  • Adobe Flash Professional Accessibility - a collection of information from Adobe
  • Flash Video Accessibility - instructions and examples of Flash video captioning


  • Adobe Flex Accessibility - a collection of information from Adobe
  • Flex Accessibility Tests - examples of accessible and inaccessible Flex applications