Re: [media] alt technologies for paused video (and using ARIA)

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 12:03 PM, E.J. Zufelt <> wrote:
> On 2011-05-11, at 8:26 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> Is that really the case? IIUC, neither aria-label nor alt are
> conforming attributes on media elements and screen readers ignore
> them. A test with ChromeVox confirms this, though I cannot test any
> other screenreader on my mac.
> I did a simple test of this:
> <video controls aria-label="My video player">
> </video>
> Using VoiceOver on SL and Safari 5 the label wasn't read.
> Using NVDA 2010.1 on FF 3.6 the label was read when tabbing to the player
> controls
> Using JAWS 11 in Firefox 3.6 the label was read instead of the player
> controls, as AFAIK JAWS 11 doesn't support rendering the controls in the
> virtual buffer.

Hi Everett,

Thanks heaps for this test! Can you do me a favor and run another test
with the @alt attribute instead of @aria-label?


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