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Video and accessibility

Proposal No: 3233

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  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz
  • Charlotte Brentnall, Accessibility Specialist, AccessibilityOz

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

Video is much more than just transcripts, captions and audio descriptions. It's important that the content in the video and the video player is accessible too.


Video is a great way of conveying information in an easy, interactive and interesting way - it can also be very inaccessible to the end user with a disability. Charlotte will discuss the issues commonly found with both the video player itself and the video content. She will review how best to address the issues in an accessible way using the AccessibilityOz fully accessible media player (OzPlayer) to illustrate how video can be made fully accessible to all users.


  1. How to determine whether a video player is accessible
  2. Why inaccessible video players are problematic for users
  3. How to make sure the video experience is accessible

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.

Charlotte Brentnall

Charlotte wrote the Bureau of Meteorology Factsheet for Videos, writing the AccessibilityOz Video training and creating the online version. Her success extends to her accessible Word document knowledge, PDF experience, creating accessible ePubs, general content author experience and running training in these areas. She plays an essential role in accessibility audits, testing and reporting as well as accessible HTML editing.


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