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Re: keyboard accessible video player

From: Henny Swan <Henny.Swan@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:49:28 +0100
To: Léonie Watson <lwatson@nomensa.com>, Roger Hudson <rhudson@usability.com.au>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CCAAF158.60AE%Henny.Swan@bbc.co.uk>

We have full keyboard access on the BBC Live TV Channels accessed via
iPlayer (e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_one_london/watchlive).
There are a couple of issues worth noting:

* There is labelling for screen readers throughout the player so that you
can access all functionality i.e. Play/Pause, Mute, Volume, Forward/Rewind,
Jump to the start of a programme and Watch live.
* Aside from using the TAB and ARROW keys to navigate we have added
alternative means to access some functionality using keyboard shortcuts
however depending on the screen reader and browser combination there are
some inconsistencies.
* Full screen is less stable due to Adobe restrictions.
* Instructions can be found under the heading ŒWatching Live TV¹ here:
* This is only available within the UK I¹m afraid (a BBC licensing issue

All feedback welcome, this is the proverbial work in progress.


On 22/10/2012 12:22, "Léonie Watson" <lwatson@nomensa.com> wrote:

> Nomensa¹s media player might do the trick. It¹s available here:
> http://www.github.com/nomensa/
> Léonie.
> From: Roger Hudson [mailto:rhudson@usability.com.au]
> Sent: 20 October 2012 06:26
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: keyboard accessible video player
> Hi,
> I am really interested to know if anyone has come across controls for an
> embedded Youtube video (Flash or HTML5) player that are reasonably keyboard
> accessible with at least a few browsers. I have been looking and haven¹t found
> one.
> Thanks,
> Roger
> Roger Hudson
> Web Usability
> Mobile: 0405 320 014
> Phone: 02 9568 1535
> Web: www.usability.com.au <http://www.usability.com.au>
> Blog: www.dingoaccess.com <http://www.dingoaccess.com>
> Twitter: http://twitter.com/rogerhudson
> Email: rhudson@usability.com.au

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