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Re: Accessible video player


From: Sarah Jevnikar
Date: Mar 29, 2018 11:39AM

Hi there,
I don't have any knowledge of the platforms you referred to, but I've found YouTube's native player to be pretty accessible in terms of standard navigation. I can't speak to Vimeo accessibility. I found this guide on how to add captions to both YouTube and Vimeo videos which you might find helpful - https://mediaaccess.org.au/web/how-to-caption-a-youtube-video
But it looks like the two player options you suggested are the only way to get decent audio description.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Sarah Jevnikar

Accessibility Consultant

Digital Echidna

p: 519-858-4438 ex. 211

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Punzalan
Sent: March 29, 2018 9:22 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] Accessible video player

Hello All.

I'd like to embed a video from YouTube and/or Vimeo on a website - both intranet and public. I want an accessible video player that has the ability to navigate in and out of the player via keyboard as well as support for both captioning and audio descriptions. While researching Oz Player and Able Player came up from the top results. Has anyone used either of these?
If so, would be great if you can share your experience. OR are there other methods I can use?

Thanks inn advance for your response.


*Rosemarie Punzalan*
Digital Accessibility Coordinator

*City of Los Angeles | **Department on Disability*
201 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Voice: (213) 202-2759
Fax: (213) 202-2715

Digital Organization + Digital Accessibility = Better Internet for Everyone. - Tim Frick

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