Video player accessibility – 2019 update


Presented at 9:15am in Meadowbrook II on Friday, November 22, 2019.



  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference


AccessibilityOz tests the accessibility compliance of video players every year - come hear the 2019 update, and see how video players have improved - or not!


It’s not just videos that need to be made accessible: video players need to be accessible too! Gian Wild covers the common accessibility issues in thirty-seven different video players and presents the results of the third year of testing video player accessibility. By the end of the session you will know which video players are truly accessible and how to test your own video players for accessibility compliance. AccessibilityOz has been testing the accessibility of video players for four years, including testing on mobile devices, mobile devices with a keyboard, different screen readers and a variety of operating systems and browsers. Gian explains the importance of video – especially to people with disabilities and some of the major accessibility violations seen in popular video players – including keyboard traps, auto-play, inability to pause and reverse keyboard traps.


  1. The list of video players that are accessible
  2. Reasons why video players are not accessible
  3. Why inaccessible video players are a problem

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Uncategorized, Web/Media/App Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Gian Wild

Gian works in the area of web accessibility: making sure web sites and mobile apps can be used by people with disabilities. She spent six years contributing to the international set of web accessibility guidelines used around the world and is also the CEO and Founder of AccessibilityOz. With offices in Australia and the United States, AccessibilityOz has been operating for five years. Its clients include the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Optus, Seek and Foxtel. A 2017 Australian of the Year award nominee, Gian splits her time between Australia the US. A regular speaker at conferences around the world, in 2015 she presented to the United Nations on the importance of web accessibility at the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.