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Re: YouTube Accessibility


From: Alastair Campbell
Date: Jun 27, 2013 5:15AM

John E Brandt wrote:
> Glad to hear the HTML5 video player works well with some screen readers
> (does it work with all?).

I struggle with it on VoiceOver, the entire player has tabindex=-1, so
you cannot 'arrow' to the controls.

However, you can tab to them (play/pause is third in the tabindex
order), and once in the control area the basic controls are well
labeled, and usable.

Overall there doesn't seem to be one perfect solution. For example,
our media player (that Leonie mentioned) provides good controls, but
the Youtube API doesn't allow external players to show the captions
(at least last time I checked).

Between our website (which includes transcripts) and Youtube everyone
is catered for, but not all in one place :-/