Tip #19: Choose media players that support accessibility

  • Does this player support closed captions?
  • Does it support description?
  • Can it be operated without a mouse?
  • Are buttons and controls accessible to screen reader users?

A Few Media Players To Check Out

See also the DO-IT Video site, which uses HTML5 video with JW Player as fallback for users whose browsers don't support HTML5 video. For details about this approach, see the About DO-IT Video, as well as Terrill Thompson's blog post, Accessible HTML5 Video with JW Player as Fallback.