[Athen] RE: [WebAIM] Accessibility of Adobe Connect player/pods

James Bailey jbailey at uoregon.edu
Wed Dec 5 09:28:04 PST 2012


Please share with the list.



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Subject: [Athen] RE: [WebAIM] Accessibility of Adobe Connect player/pods


I'll be looking at those videos later this week. I'll let you know my experience and feedback.



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Subject: [WebAIM] Accessibility of Adobe Connect player/pods

Dear Colleagues:

(Please excuse any cross-posts.)

I wonder if anyone has an insight into the accessibility of controls/buttons for the Adobe Connect player (I'm not sure if player is the correct terminology - it consists of a series of what they call pods [written in Flash action script?]). I've posted the recorded sessions for the Accessing Higher Ground conference on the Connect platform.

The Adobe site list hotkeys that can be used with Connect, including playback control, at - http://help.adobe.com/en_US/connect/9.0/using/WS5ae85155c1a0214d1172e081227b

- but I've found that the hotkeys for playback work unreliably and intermittently at best. Cntrl-F6 doesn't always move between the various pods; Cntrl-F8 which is supposed to list hotkeys (or "display the pod menu for keyboard control") doesn't work at all; many buttons are not labeled and even the 'p' command to play/pause doesn't always work. In I.E., when the 'p' didn't work I was able to use the JAWS find to focus on the play/pause button and at least stop/start the recording that way. I can then access the slider control which controls fast-forward or rewind - it is labeled thankfully - but there doesn't seem to be a hot-key to control it - i.e. to move it.

It looks like I may have to provide the recordings on two different platforms - Connect for those who need or prefer the captioning and another platform for users of screenreaders and other AT.

I welcome any suggestions/insight/help anyone has on this. I know Andrew K.
follows the WebAIM list so maybe he'll chime in.

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