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Jump directly to embedded YouTube video


From: Mickey Williamson
Date: Sep 22, 2015 7:00PM

I have a YouTube video embedded in a page using YouTube's HTML5 player.
Nothing fancy, just copied and pasted YouTube's embed code. If I load the
page and tab to the video player, I can access all the controls via
keyboard as expected. However, if I attempt to use the web rotor on
VoiceOver to jump straight to video, it puts focus on the iframe but I
can't seem to figure out how to actually access the video controls. I
tried shift-ctr-option + down arrow which supposedly takes me into the
frame but I still can't figure out how to focus on the controls. Am I
trying to do the impossible? Is tabbing to the video the only way to
access it with VoiceOver? If that's the case, is there anything I can do
as a developer that would allow a person to jump directly to and control a
YouTube video?