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RE: youtube accessibility

From: Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 14:20:22 +0000
To: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Mahybe it helps by being able to use the keyboard to use elements of the video, utilise page zooming in the browser to make the video larger?

Perhaps you could tell me issues you have encountered with average over 40 or those under 40 whose vision is less than average but better than dependence on a screen reader when using youtube video content (or any video in general)? As this may help me understand this better and provide content that is more accessible to them.

Like  you, I want to create content that is accessible to as many people as possible. Users want to play youtube videos, users want to use facebook, users want to use google and go shopping online.

What doesn't help is the 'all flash is bad' attitude or use html5 instead (which won't be supported on many users devices)

"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."

And I've seen examples where flash is a better tool than html/css for cognitive disabilities 



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From: Felix Miata [mailto:mrmazda@earthlink.net] 
Sent: 01 March 2012 12:46
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Subject: Re: youtube accessibility

On 2012/03/01 12:18 (GMT) Gavin Thomas composed:

> 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.

That's fine for completely blind people dependent on screen readers. How does it help average over-40 vision people or those under 40 whose vision is less than average but better than dependence on a screen reader?
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