Session Details

Building (or Choosing) an Accessible Media Player

DPA3 Development, Programming and Architecture

Location: Pavilion Ballroom West

MONDAY, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

HTML5 media elements make it simple as pie to add audio and video to web pages. But is the media they deliver accessible to all users? Browser support for media accessibility is hit and miss, and no browser currently provides full support. For full accessibility, including keyboard-accessible controls, support for closed captions, subtitles, audio description, and interactive transcripts, and a high degree of user-customization, it's necessary to build your own player using the HTML5 media API. At the University of Washington, they've done that, and are eager to share.

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Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

Terrill Thompson is technology accessibility specialist with the University of Washington. In this role, he works to promote information technology accessibility throughout the institution by working collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders. Thompson has twenty years experience in the IT accessibility field, and has presented at numerous conferences and consulted widely with government, private industry, and K-12 and postsecondary education entities on IT accessibility issues.

Ken Petri
Program Director, Web Accessibility Center, The Ohio State University