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Re: Business.gov 508 compliant player?


From: Cliff Tyllick
Date: Jun 29, 2010 8:54PM

I can see fine, but I can't operate it on my Mac. :-(

Cliff Tyllick
Web development coordinator
Agency Communications Division
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
>>> Sofia Celic-Li < <EMAIL REMOVED> > 06/29/10 6:51 PM >>>
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

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

Thank you!