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


From: Donald Evans
Date: Aug 26, 2011 9:45AM

You should be able to set the captions to play by default, but as you
suggest, you can not turn them on or off from the API provided.

Check out the JWPlayer. It's pretty good and will play YouTube videos.

The most accessible one I have found is the JWPlayer Controller. (a dojo
wrapper around the JWPlayer)

But both these are restricted by the API into YouTube and can not control
the CC button.

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 11:23 AM, Bourne, Sarah (ITD) <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > 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
> Sarah E. Bourne
> Director of Assistive Technology &
> Mass.Gov Chief Technology Strategist
> Information Technology Division
> Commonwealth of Massachusetts
> 1 Ashburton Pl. rm 1601 Boston MA 02108
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> http://twitter.com/sarahebourne
> http://www.mass.gov/itd
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto:
> <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Sandy
> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 11:17 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> 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