FlashAid version 1.0 released
And now the full story...
I just released an update to FlashAid that, well, actually makes FlashAid useful.
You can see a live demo of FlashAid here.
(FlashAid only works on Internet Explorer on Windows. Make sure you have your screen reader on before testing.)
The Adobe Flash docs for System.capabilities.hasAccessibility states the following:
A Boolean value that is true if the player is running in an environment that supports communication between Flash Player and accessibility aids; false otherwise.
What the documentation should state, is:
A Boolean value that is true if the player is running in Internet Explorer on Windows.
Essentially, that's all hasAccessibility appears to show. The Flash player uses MSAA to talk to screen readers but it only works in Internet Explorer (FireFox has MSAA support but the Flash player returns false for hasAccessibility on that platform, for example.)
Again, keep in mind that this only works for Internet Explorer on Windows but it's still an improvement on what was previously possible.
I hope you find FlashAid v1.0 useful.