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Re: accessible youtube player that has a "show captions" option


From: E.J. Zufelt
Date: Aug 26, 2011 9:33AM

I haven't tested and am just shooting out an idea.

Would it be possible to embed the YouTube player and then to add some links via Javascript to control the player (either above or below the player)? This would result in duplication of controls, but would also mean that you have keyboard accessible controls and access to captions.

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On 2011-08-26, at 11:23 AM, Bourne, Sarah (ITD) wrote:

> Sandy,
> The last I heard, the problem is that YouTube does not offer access to closed captioning features through its API. So, if you build an improved interface for keyboard operation, you lose the captions.
> Very frustrating!
> sb
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 11:17 AM
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> Subject: [WebAIM] accessible youtube player that has a "show captions" option
> hey all,
> I am working on a site which will be hosting a bunch of youtube movies.
> They will be captioned and transcribed.
> The problem is that the youtube player is not keyboard accessible and I haven't been able to find one that lets me access the "cc" link to show the captions.
> If I enter this movie
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRS8MkLhQmM&;cc=1
> into the easy youtube player
> http://icant.co.uk/easy-youtube/
> I can't get at the captions. If I embed the youtube player I can use my mouse to click on the captions but I can't tab to the player.
> Is there a keyboard accessible player out there that can be embedded in a page that has access to captions?
> thanks!
> Sandy