Kanopy's website and video player works with screen reader technologies on desktop browsers, as well as iOS and Android devices.
For those not familiar with screen reader technology, this enables users to use the keyboard, rather than the mouse, to control the video player and the experience. Users can move from component to component in the player using the tab key. The screen reader will read the component's text aloud or announce the component name. The user can control the component using the space bar or the arrow keys. Our player allows users to tab into the player from elsewhere on the web page or browser.
Keyboard navigation is supported for all browsers and our player allows users to tab into the player from elsewhere on the web page or browser.
We are currently in the process of making our site compliant with all Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Kanopy's solution does not presently support audio description for content. We are working to upgrade our video player to support this and are experimenting by adding audio description with some pilot films for users. Following this, we will be able to make audio described versions of films when available from our content partners.