Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#5483 accepted defect

audio player is not accessible with screen readers

Reported by: Michael Taboada Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: graphic design/interface Keywords: audio, accessibility
Cc: André Jaenisch Parent Tickets:

Description

Hi,
I am blind, so use a screen reader to access the web. However, your audio player (not sure about video) is inaccessible with them. For example, the play button shows to my screen reader as a clickable of 'black up pointing small triangle" which is not very descriptive. However, when I do click on the triangle, the pause button is a symbol that my screen reader cannot recognize, which simply speaks as clickable. This is on windows, using jaws for windows. I haven't tested with NVDA (an open source screen reader), but with orca on linux, the clickable isn't even seen at all, and there is no way to play the audio.
For audio (and video, possibly) I can recommend able player (https://ableplayer.github.io/ableplayer/) as an alternative that is guaranteed to be accessible if done right. IT could also introduce new features, such as closed captions and transcripts on videos.
Thanks,
-Michael.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Ben Sturmfels

Cc: André Jaenisch added
Component: programminggraphic design/interface

Thanks for taking the time to post this issue Michael. Accessibility is a high priority to MediaGoblin. We'll certainly need your help to make sure that we can solve this one, especially with regards to testing on Jaws.

Noting that I see Ryuno-Ki has made a duplicate post #5485 just today, based on a post Storm wrote to the Orca mailing list. I won't close that as a duplicate since it has some helpful links.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Ben Sturmfels

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