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Re: Media player/recorder accessibility


From: Isabel Holdsworth
Date: Nov 15, 2018 8:30AM

Thanks everyone. I'll make Play/Pause a single button.

The kind of scenario we're thinking about might be, for example,
someone taking a sign language test, where they watch a video of a
person speaking in sign language, and translate what they're saying
into spoken word so it can be saved as an audio recording and uploaded
for marking. In this scenario, the candidate would be watching a video
and recording their answer simultaneously. So I guess a single button
could start/pause both functions at once.

Cheers, Isabel

On 15/11/2018, JP Jamous < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Isabel,
> I prefer that the Play button toggles between Play and Pause. That way, it
> does announce to the user what action is to take based on what the player
> is
> doing.
> Having a stop button might be optional. In the case of Youtube, I just
> pause
> a video and that is the same to me as stop. Less buttons to navigate
> through
> and performs 2 different tasks. It pauses the playing, which allows me to
> continue from where I left off, or it pauses the playing to allow me to
> read
> the page or close it.
> I have to agree with Glen on the progress bar and specifically the record
> button. Why would you want to play if you are recording?
> Also, having both present will be based on what your app specifications
> are.
> If the app supposed to play a video by obtaining a URL from the user and
> you
> want to capture the audio to save it, then yes you can use the record
> button. However, this would have to run on the client and have access to
> the
> sound card or extract the audio from the downloaded track.
> I think if you give us more info on what the purpose is for the record
> button, we can give you a better answer.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of
> Isabel Holdsworth
> Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:12 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Subject: [WebAIM] Media player/recorder accessibility
> Hi all,
> I'm creating an all-purpose media player and audio capture component, and I
> have a few quick questions:
> Is it a good idea to use a single button for Play/Pause, or are separate
> buttons preferable so long as the focus is managed? Is it easier for users
> with cognitive issues or learning disabilities if both buttons are always
> visible?
> What's the best way to implement a volume control? I'm guessing a vertical
> slider with ten stop points, but is there a better way?
> If the user is playing and recording at the same time, would a tabbed
> interface be the best way to provide access to the player and recorder, or
> would it be better to present them in separate sections with H1 or H2
> headers? This approach could be clumsy for sighted keyboard users, who
> would
> still have to tab their way through a bunch of controls to get to the one
> they need.
> Thanks as always, Isabel
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