Re: WAI-ARIA design pattern for media players

I've been testing reading systems (in browsers and discrete) for TTS with EPUB using various affordances. None of the reading systems will instantiate either <video> or <audio>, despite the recommendation by WAI that only html5 semantic elements are used. The <button> tag is often called out but no control is afforded to the user. No doubt, this is why the media widget is empty of implementation language.

Ruth Tait

> On Jun 7, 2016, at 7:11 PM, Terrill Thompson <> wrote:
> I realize focus is shifting from WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.0 to 1.1, but does anyone have an inside scoop on what happened to the "Media Player" design pattern in 1.0?  There's a block dedicated to this widget, but no content. 
> I'm almost positive their used to be something there, and I think I may have even consulted it frequently. Did I just dream that? 
> Thanks, 
> Terrill 
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> Terrill Thompson
> Technology Accessibility Specialist
> DO-IT, Accessible Technology Services
> UW Information Technology
> University of Washington

Received on Wednesday, 8 June 2016 01:35:10 UTC