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RE: embedded youtube HTML5 accessibility

From: Bourne, Sarah (ITD) <sarah.bourne@state.ma.us>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:05:11 -0500
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Have you looked at Nomensa's video player? It has HTML5 support, and can use either local video files or ones hosted at YouTube or Vimeo. They have made it available as open source.


Sarah E. Bourne
Director of Assistive Technology &
Mass.Gov Chief Technology Strategist
Information Technology Division
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1 Ashburton Pl. rm 1601 Boston MA 02108

From: Roger Hudson [mailto:rhudson@usability.com.au]
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2012 5:24 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: embedded youtube HTML5 accessibility


As part of some ongoing research into the accessibility of YouTube material that is embedded into web pages, can anyone point me to an example of an embedded HTML5 YouTube video that has a player which is keyboard accessible. By keyboard accessible, I mean at least the ability to do the following with the keyboard: Start and stop the player; move forward and back through the video; mute and control the audio levels; turn captions on and off, and change the size of caption text.

Or, examples of embedded youtube video players that you feel are reasonably keyboard accessible. I have been looking at the new controls developed by Vision Australia and they look pretty good, but I was wondering if there is anything else.

I know there are example of accessible video players that don't use embedded youtube material, but since so many people now use this method of putting video material onto their sites I am specifically interested in seeing how to make the embedded youtube material more keyboard accessible.


Roger Hudson
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