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Re: Embedded Youtube videos


From: Ro
Date: Jul 30, 2010 10:09AM

Several of the blogs I follow embed the video but then also include a
direct link. So it satisfies both sighties and screenreader users.
That might be an option. Kinda like hidden text messages to us.

~Randi and Guide Dog Jayden


On Jul 30, 2010, at 9:04 AM, Ritz, Courtney L. (GSFC-7500) wrote:

> Hi again,
> I have run across more and more instances of people embedding
> Youtube videos into their Web pages, via a bit of Flash. Though
> there are helpful controls such as play/pause, volume, mute, and
> seek, some of the buttons are not labeled. There also seems to be
> some unrendered code showing.
> Somehow, this just doesn't sound extremely accessible or Section 508
> compliant to me, though it does provide for some helpful user controls
> My first recommendation to a colleague wishing to include some
> videos was to simply provide a URL to each Youtube video rather than
> having them display within their Web page. They're pretty dead-set
> on having the video on their page, so is there perhaps a better way
> to do this?
> Unfortunately, my colleague's page is not publicly available.
> However, I found one example, on a page showing a video demo of a
> Pac-Man game. If you visit the URL, you will find a Youtube flash
> object like the one I'm referring to.
> http://pacman.com/en/games/pc/download-pac-man-pizza-parlor-pc-game
> thanks, and have a great weekend.
> Courtney