Media player accessibility

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Considerations

When hosting video and audio online, make sure the media player and its interface are accessible. Consider these questions when assessing accessibility:

  • Does the media player support the use of captions, transcripts, and audio description?
  • Are the controls operable using only the keyboard instead of the mouse?
  • Is the media player compatible with assistive technology, such as screen-reading software or voice-recognition software?

Accessible players

Following is a list of video players known to be reasonably accessible:

  • Able Player, an accessible cross-browser media player created by Terrill Thompson
  • Kaltura MediaSpace media player
  • Kaltura media player in Canvas
  • YouTube HTML5 video player
  • PayPal's accessible HTML5 video player
  • JW Player, a popular embeddable media player with accessible features

If you are considering using another media player for online multimedia content, be sure to evaluate the player for accessibility.

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Last modified on 2019-05-24 10:09:19.

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