HTML 5 Support for an Accessible User-Video-Interaction on the Web

  • Lourdes Moreno
  • Paloma Martínez
  • Ana Iglesias
  • María Gonzalez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6949)

Abstract

Multimedia content covers the Web, and we should provide access to all people. For this reason, it is very important to take into account accessibility requirements in the player to avoid barriers and to ensure access to this multimedia content as well as their resources. One of the most frequent barriers is the technological obstacle: the necessity for the user to install the required plug-ins in to order to access video. The new standard HTML5 provides a solution to this problem. However, it does not fully support accessibility requirements of W3C standards, including WCAG and interaction requirement of UAAG. This paper introduces an overall study of this new standard in relation to accessibility requirements for the players as well as an accessible HTML5 Media Player.

Keywords

Web accessibility video HTML 5 user agent media players 

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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lourdes Moreno
    • 1
  • Paloma Martínez
    • 1
  • Ana Iglesias
    • 1
  • María Gonzalez
    • 1
  1. 1.LaBDA Group, Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad Carlos III de MadridSpain

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