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Re: keyboard accessible video player

From: Srinivasu Chakravarthula <lists@srinivasu.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:04:44 +0530
Message-ID: <CAFHrfbxRZPcHAGJr=5D-b0X0kT25wefXhN2iGUtMuitXuidwOw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk>
Cc: Neil King <Neil.King@visionaustralia.org>, Roger Hudson <rhudson@usability.com.au>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Pierre Frederiksen <Pierre.Frederiksen@visionaustralia.org>
Also, one can try Web Player from Yahoo! (http://webplayer.yahoo.com) There
was good amount of accessibility effort put in for this player.
Thanks,
-Vasu

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 2:28 PM, Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk>wrote:

> I must say this is awesome Pierre. I have tested this with some of our
> videos (using the current implementation from Vision Australia) and it’s a
> massive improvement over the last version.****
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> Only comment I have is full screen doesn’t work****
>
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>
> Regards****
>
> Gavin Thomas****
>
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> *From:* Neil King [mailto:Neil.King@visionaustralia.org]
> *Sent:* 23 October 2012 23:02
> *To:* Roger Hudson; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> *Cc:* Pierre Frederiksen
>
> *Subject:* RE: keyboard accessible video player****
>
> ** **
>
> Hi All****
>
>  ****
>
> Pierre Frederiksen at Vision Australia has developed a  new player –
> please note this is a work in progress but you can test it out now:****
>
>  ****
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> http://webski.x10.mx/yt/****
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>  ****
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> It uses hidden HTML controls to supply keyboard and screen reader access
> and an ARIA-live region to supply state information (“Playing”, “Paused”,
> “Muted” etc.) for screen reader users.****
>
>  ****
>
> The embedded YouTube player does not provide scripted access to all
> functions (for example you can’t specify caption colour) therefore the
> standard controls have been kept for the benefit of mouse users (and
> keyboard users in IE). The alternative controls only become visible on
> keyboard focus.****
>
>  ****
>
> The alternative controls also offer some ‘extras’ e.g. press “F” for
> frame-by-frame movement and an editable time field where you can type a
> time and press Enter to move the timeline.****
>
>  ****
>
> The embedded YouTube player does not provide full scripted access to
> captions. If a user has turned captions on in the standard player then they
> cannot be turned off using scripting, so caption control buttons in the
> alternative controls depend  on which setting the user has via the standard
> controls.****
>
>  ****
>
> Pierre would welcome any feedback  ****
>
>  ****
>
> Pierre Frederiksen****
>
> Web Accessibility Consultant****
>
> Vision Australia****
>
> 346 Macaulay Road****
>
> Kensington VIC 3031****
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> pierre.frederiksen@visionaustralia.org****
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> 03 8378 1255****
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>  ****
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>  ****
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> ---****
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> Neil King****
>
> National Manager Accessibility Consulting****
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> Phone: 02 9334 3547 ****
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> Email: neil.king@visionaustralia.org   ****
>
>  ****
>
> *From:* Henny Swan [mailto:Henny.Swan@bbc.co.uk <Henny.Swan@bbc.co.uk>]
> *Sent:* 22 October 2012 22:49
> *To:* Léonie Watson; Roger Hudson; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: keyboard accessible video player****
>
>  ****
>
> Hi,
>
> We have full keyboard access on the BBC Live TV Channels accessed via
> iPlayer (e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_one_london/watchlive).
>  There are a couple of issues worth noting:****
>
>    - There is labelling for screen readers throughout the player so that
>    you can access all functionality i.e. Play/Pause, Mute, Volume,
>    Forward/Rewind, Jump to the start of a programme and Watch live. ****
>    - Aside from using the TAB and ARROW keys to navigate we have added
>    alternative means to access some functionality using keyboard shortcuts
>    however depending on the screen reader and browser combination there are
>    some inconsistencies. ****
>    - Full screen is less stable due to Adobe restrictions. ****
>    - Instructions can be found under the heading ‘Watching Live TV’ here:
>    http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/access_iplayer/readers ****
>    - This is only available within the UK I’m afraid (a BBC licensing
>    issue
>    http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/outside_the_uk/outsideuk)***
>    *
>
>
> All feedback welcome, this is the proverbial work in progress.
>
> Henny
>
>
> On 22/10/2012 12:22, "Léonie Watson" <lwatson@nomensa.com> wrote:****
>
> Nomensa’s media player might do the trick. It’s available here:
> http://www.github.com/nomensa/
>
> Léonie.
>
>
> *From:* Roger Hudson [mailto:rhudson@usability.com.au<rhudson@usability.com.au>]
>
> *Sent:* 20 October 2012 06:26
> *To:* w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> *Subject:* keyboard accessible video player
>
> Hi,
>
> I am really interested to know if anyone has come across controls for an
> embedded Youtube video (Flash or HTML5) player that are reasonably keyboard
> accessible with at least a few browsers. I have been looking and haven’t
> found one.
>
> Thanks,
> Roger
>
> *Roger Hudson
> *Web Usability
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