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

On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 6:32 AM, E.J. Zufelt <> wrote:
> Let us take as an example a video of cats playing in the snow, with a
> initial still image of ACME Video Co. in the Super Duper Video Player (as
> some sites may wish to brand the player, even though it is implemented by
> the UA).  The following would be required for assistive technology users.
> 1. Video player: role="video player", name="Super Duper Video Player",
> description="".

I suspect the brand name of the player chrome belongs on a container
of which the controls are a descendant rather than on the video
element itself. HTML headings, aria-labelledby, and figcaption all
provide ways to provide such a brand name on such a container and
associate it with the video and controls as a set.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

Received on Saturday, 14 May 2011 09:54:39 UTC