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Re: [Fwd: RE: Accessible online media players]

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 12:58:03 -0500
Message-Id: <4ACBC561-7AB0-4AAF-9E31-F0505B3B6F11@comcast.net>
Cc: User Agent Working Group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
To: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>

Yes, I saw this when it went up.  It looked thorough to me.

On Dec 9, 2008, at 12:11 PM, Jeanne Spellman wrote:

I thought this was a very interesting list of suggested requirements  
for an accessible media player.  It was sent in response to a request  
for accessibility features for media players for a study.  There are  
more comments in the thread, that you can read, if interested.

Here's a link to a search of all the messages in the thread, for those  
who are interested.

-------- Original Message --------
RE: Accessible online media players
Thu, 27 Nov 2008 00:46:59 +0000
Wed, 26 Nov 2008 16:46:11 -0800
Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Maggie Thomson <Maggie@bunnyfoot.com>, "webaim-forum@list.webaim.org" <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org 
 >, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Here's what I think:

1)      must be able to display captions/subtitles *

2)      must be able to display multiple languages of captions *

3)      If multiple languages of captions are available, provide a  
means to switch the language

4)      must be able to generate a transcript from the caption data  

5)      the captions must be screen reader inaccessible *

6)      the transcript must be screen reader accessible.

7)      The captions must be toggleable on/off *

8)      Must be able to play audio descriptions

9)      The audio descriptions must be toggleable on/off

10)   All controls must be keyboard accessible *

11)   All controls must by screen reader/magnifier accessible *

12)   Captions must display when viewing the video full screen *

13)   Caption size should be user-adjustable

14)   Caption color should be user-adjustable

15)   Video should be paused by default for screen reader/screen  
magnifier users, if video is set to play when loaded

16)   Key controls should have shortcuts - e.g. play/pause at a minimum

The items with the asterisk are what you get in the Flash CS4 video  
playback component by default. The others can be accomplished with  
additional developer work.

Hope this helps.


Andrew Kirkpatrick

Senior Product Manager, Accessibility

Adobe Systems


From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On  
Behalf Of Maggie Thomson
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 2:26 PM
To: webaim-forum@list.webaim.org; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Accessible online media players


I am looking for advice and input into a questionnaire I am putting  

The idea of the questionnaire is to get feedback from users with  
special needs, to determine their particular needs and wishes for what  
constitutes an accessible online media player for them. Their feedback  
will be input into the plans for an online media player that is about  
to be developed.

The player will be an example of best practice in terms of accessible  
technology and online development. It will be  developed with a view  
to implementing extensive accessibility features, and to exemplify  
best practice not just in the finished product but in the process as  

I would be very grateful if you guys out there could give me an idea  
about the types of questions I should be asking, and any useful  
suggestions you may have.

Many thanks in advance.

Received on Tuesday, 9 December 2008 17:58:44 UTC

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