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Re: youtube accessibility

From: <deborah.kaplan@suberic.net>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 07:17:49 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
To: Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk>
cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <alpine.WNT.2.00.1203010702030.7876@penitence>

The YouTube HTML 5 player (which is opt in, http://www.youtube.com/html5) actually does allow keyboard navigation in Firefox, and you can even keyboard out of it, hurrah!  (The keyboard trap problem was a problem with Flash; the HTML 5 player does not share the same problem.)

That being said, http://tube.majestyc.net/ is a really nice job of taking classic YouTube and using JavaScript to provide fully accessible controls (both keyboard and screenreader compatible) to videos on YouTube. It's very bare-bones, and you would probably want to build upon what they did rather than use it directly, but it's nice.

At Tufts we had good success using the Yahoo media player to get screenreader- and keyboard-accessible audio (cf. http://dl.tufts.edu/view_audio.jsp?pid=tufts:MS122.002.002.00025 ), but we haven't tried the video implementation yet.

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