[access-uk] Re: BBC Iplayer

  • From: "Rays Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 02:15:04 +0100

Nice to know people are now concerned about the IPlayer, a subject I brought up 
a few weeks ago.

Someone working on the team concerned with this has emailed me to say the sadly 
lacking keyboard funtionality will be implemented though I don't know when 
because, as I understand it,  a halt is being imposed temporarily on code 
changes to the IPlayer over the period of the Olympics.

In fact this keyboard support is a very bad oversight by the Beeb, especially 
seeing that Adobe do publish information on how to give access to the time 
navigation slider and volume and other controls.

By all means contact Out Of Touch, but their distain for listener input is well 
known.  In fact You and Yours should be a better place to air this bad example 
of falling down on the accessability job.

Seems too there is more screen reader vendors could do to improve on Flash 
accessability, but then one well known amongst them would rather indulge in 
screwwing up the competition with useless and inane law suits.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Richard Godfrey-McKay 
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: BBC Iplayer

  I've just submitted a complaint about the inaccessibility of this, and I 
suggest that others do the same.  Wonder if "Out of Touch" would be interested?

  Richard Godfrey-McKay
  Tel: (01738) 445 880
  Mobile: (07791) 452 593

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