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The Future of Video Player Accessibility

In this webinar, developers from YouTube/Google, JW Player, Video.js, and University of Washington will come together to discuss video player accessibility. Taking a look at their different players, we will discuss the current capabilities, known shortcomings, and plans for future development. This webinar will provide a forum for major developers to take a top-level look at the future potential of video player accessibility.


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The Future of Video Player Accessibility

There’s no denying that online video makes up an increasingly important part of our everyday lives: online video traffic is expected to make up 79 percent of all consumer Internet traffic in 2018. There’s also no denying that individuals with disabilities represent a growing percentage of the population: in the 2010 U.S. Census, 19% of the population had a disability, a number that is only increasing with medical advancements and an aging society.

For software developers, this means keeping pace with technological improvements that accommodate all users—which is not easy. In this webinar, developers from YouTube/Google, JW Player, Video.js, and University of Washington will come together to discuss video player accessibility. Taking a look at their different players, we will discuss the current capabilities, known shortcomings, and plans for future development. This webinar will provide a forum for major developers to take a top-level look at the future potential of video player accessibility. Topics covered include:

  • What goes into developing an accessible video player
  • Accessibility features and current capabilities
  • Future development goals
  • Why accessibility is important in online video
  • How accessibility law impacts video player development
  • Upcoming technologies to keep an eye out for

Presenters

Matthew Schweitz
Engineering Manager | Google/YouTube

Vladimir Vuskovic
Product Manager | Google/YouTube

Eric Boyd
Director of Product | JW Player

Steve Heffernan
Author | Video.js

Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist | University of Washington

Greg Kraus
IT Accessibility Coordinator | North Carolina State University

Lily Bond
Marketing Manager | 3Play Media

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