I can confirm this bug. Tabbing on the Flex showcase page runs in circles, but the Flash object never gains focus. Same on other Flash sites, for example http://www.pfizer.de/produkte/beipackzettel/beipackzettel.htm - that page is fully keyboard accessible once a user mouse-clicked into the object, but it is impossible to tab into the Flash object. This is a severe accessibility issue as it prevents people who cannot use a mouse to access any Flash content. According to Yahoo employees wmode="transparent" might also prevent a Flash object from getting focus (like on http://video.yahoo.com), but both examples above do not have this param set.
I just saw that the original reporter used Firefox 2. But the issue is still around in Firefox 3.0.4 (Gecko/2008102920).
I have seen comments ( http://www.igorcosta.org/?p=179) stating the problem exists for Chrome and Opera, which indicate it could be a webkit issue ...
This bug was originally reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.6 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME http://www.mozilla.com http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+mode
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.8 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Hiya, This bug is present in the latest version of firefox (7.0.1) the issue can be seen on the following page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15769886 Its not possible to tab to the flash content on the page. I'm not sure what to do form here? should i raise a new bug?