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From: Sofia Celic-Li
Date: Jun 29, 2010 6:48PM


Hi everyone,

Business.gov offers a video player that is claiming to be 508 Compliant but
I am having some trouble with its keyboard accessibility for sighted
keyboard users.

You can access an example at
http://www.business.gov/about/features/508-video-player.html.

I have trouble increasing the volume and am unable to turn captions on by
keyboard alone. This is via using the tab key to navigate to the
corresponding controls and activating them.

It is worth noting that screen reader users have access to hidden links to
control the video so this user group is catered for well.

Their administrator claims to not have the issues I have described. Is
anyone else able to try this out and report back? It is a Flash based player
and keyboard access in Firefox is not accounted for, so use Internet
Explorer.

Thank you!
Sofia