Web Accessibility comes in varying levels of compliance. Here, we will list the organisations in the United States of America which each have their own levels of compliance. Other countries will generally follow standards similar to these, but may have their own specific compliance requirements.
- The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) - This organization is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and developed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
- The ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 WG7 24751 Individualized Adaptability and Accessibility - An education and training series is freely available and made of 3 parts: Individualized Adaptability and Accessibility in e-learning, education and training, Standards inventory and Guidance on user needs mapping.
- The Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act - The Access Board developed standards to which U.S. federal agencies must comply in order to make their sites accessible. The U.S. General Services Administration has developed a website where one can take online training courses for free to learn about these rules.
Legacy - Our Legacy player supports Closed Captions and limited keyboard functionality. Closed Captions allow text to be overlaid in the lower third area of the player. It’s possible to use the Tab key on a desktop computer to bring focus to the player. Once the player is in focus, then using the Space bar will play/pause the video.
Arpeggio - Our newer player is much more extensible in terms of web accessibility. It also supports Closed Captions, extended keyboard functionality (using arrow keys, Tab, and Space bar to control elements of the player), and other options; bringing it in compliance with the aforementioned guidelines. If you have specific accessibility needs, then please let us know and we will be able to implement them into the Arpeggio player.
Since the majority of your viewers will view your videos in our player embedded on your website, we focus our web accessibility efforts on our player. That said, our website is also compliant in many ways:
- Buttons use alt and titles
- Most major elements can be tabbed to
- Title, Description, and Tag fields feature complete unicode support (UTF-8)