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RE: youtube accessibility

From: Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:18:56 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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"HTML5 media should be used instead if ordinary markup & CSS are insufficient to the page's purpose

That's all well and good if users have a browser that supports html 5 video.

When I demoed the vision austrailia embedded example and the icant accessible youtube player ( http://icant.co.uk/easy-youtube/)  to 2 blind students in the university they were amazed they could search and play videos. They said this was a great.








-----Original Message-----
From: Felix Miata [mailto:mrmazda@earthlink.net] 
Sent: 01 March 2012 12:10
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: youtube accessibility

On 2012/03/01 11:48 (GMT) Gavin Thomas composed:

> The issue I have with the player is you still cannot gain focus of the 
> element through the keyboard in some browsers (e.g firefox

I've never yet seen a web page using Flash that could be deemed designed for users rather than midget-brained designers. HTML5 media should be used instead if ordinary markup & CSS are insufficient to the page's purpose. 
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78414
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/designmistakes.html
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