Comment on Media Accessibility User Requirements 19 September 2014

I would like to suggest the following changes to the Media Accessibility User Requirements:

2.5 Hard of hearing

Add the following:
People with cochlear implants don't have to worry about damaging their hearing because it is all artificial, but they do need to avoid media experiences that overwhelm the brain.

2.8 Cognitive and neurological disabilities

Add the following:
People with diseases of the central nervous system, such as MS, may lack the motor skills to click accurately on small objects or objects that are positioned too closely together.

I would also like to suggest the addition of the following requirements to the Media Accessibility Checklist:
(a) that media player controls are of a sufficent size to make them clickable by users with neurological disabilities and physical impairments (UX : must)
(b) that media player controls have sufficient spacing to prevent input errors by users with neurological disabilities and physical impairments (UX : should)
(c) that media players indicate the length of the media and the elapsed time (UX : should)
(d) that media player controls allow the user to control the volume (UX : WCAG 1.4.2 : must)


Andrew Normand | Web Accessibility Program Leader
Online Services | Information Technology Services
Room 317B, Level 3, 780 Elizabeth Street, University of Melbourne, 3010, VIC
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Received on Friday, 19 September 2014 07:09:41 UTC