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Making Streaming Video Inclusive

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:20 PM PST  
Platinum 5 (VISPERO)  

Streaming is the present, and it is the future as more and more people watch their favorite shows online. Online streaming services come in a variety of different flavors. Without consistency in service across devices, navigating them can pose a huge barrier for people with disabilities, thus leaving them behind. A recent project has given us the opportunity to interact with the same content in a variety of contexts using different devices and input modalities (remote vs. game controller vs. voice vs. keyboard) for navigation and selection of content.

We are excited to present our high-level findings in a way that encourages design teams to compare interactions in contexts where the UI is similar, but the underlying codebase and semantics differ. Let's explore the journey of finding the right thing to watch.

Our goal is to help build the body of knowledge around the best practices of streaming video, including:

  • Using headings to make the UI easier to navigate
  • Exposing the button role for controls
  • Robust, accessible names for controls
  • Progress bars, announcements of notifications
  • Carousel and menu bar considerations

This Presentation Link is provided by the Presenter(s) and not hosted by the Center on Disabilities at CSUN. The Center on Disabilities has confirmed, as of February 28, 2022, content linked is relevant to the presentation, but has not been reviewed for accessibility nor will the Center on Disabilities attempt to remediate any accessibility issues in the linked content. Please contact the Presenter(s) with any accessibility concerns.

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Session Summary (Abstract)
Join TPGi as we review accessibility considerations for delivering streaming video across multiple platforms using a variety of input modalities. Designers and developers will learn how to improve the user journey of finding and playing video content on demand.  
Session Type
General Track  
  • Development
  • Digital Accessibility


  • Rachele DiTullio
  • Carolina Crespo
  • Charu Pandhi

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