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


From: Rick Hill
Date: Aug 26, 2011 10:15AM

And there are bunches of links on the Web about this topic:

http://wac.osu.edu/examples/jwpc/ (look at the help button for keyboard
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/JwPlayer.aspx (view with styles disabled for

Rick Hill, Web CMS Administrator
University Communications, UC Davis

-----Original Message-----
From: Vincent Young < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Reply-To: < <EMAIL REMOVED> >, WebAIM Discussion List
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:54:47 -0400
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >,
Cc: Donald Evans < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] accessible youtube player that has a "show

Sandy, We will be coming out with a new version of the jwplayer controller
in the coming weeks. We will be adding some more accessibility features
including the ability to easily implement youtube videos.
On Aug 26, 2011 11:47 AM, "Sandy" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> 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.
>> http://www.longtailvideo.com/players
>> The most accessible one I have found is the JWPlayer Controller. (a dojo
>> wrapper around the JWPlayer)
>> http://wac.osu.edu/examples/jwpc/
>> But both these are restricted by the API into YouTube and can not
>> the CC button.
> Donald, thanks!