Accessible web content is more important than ever for both the public sector and commercial organisations. Create video content that complies with the WCAG guidelines by using subtitles, descriptive audio, and a video player that can be controlled with your keyboard.
Digital accessibility means that web content should be available to everyone, including people with disabilities. To ensure that this happens, laws and regulations have been adopted in Europe, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The legislation is based on four pillars of accessibility. Content should be perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.
By 23 September 2020, all public sector websites must comply with laws and rules on accessibility. By June 23rd 2021, this also applies to all apps.
Make sure your video content is accessible to everyone. Follow these guidelines when publishing video content on your website.
For the public sector, adhering to the guidelines will be mandatory starting 23 September 2020, but following the web guidelines is also important and beneficial for commercial websites. Creating an accessible website and app will improve the user experience for all your visitors.
You can increase your reach considerably by appealing to a target audience that you might not have previously had access to.
In addition, adhering to these guidelines clarifies the content and structure of your website, allowing Google to index it better--Which is beneficial for your SEO.
When you embed an interactive video with the Blue Billywig video player, it communicates with the reading software in the browser. This allows a user to navigate through the interactive video with their keyboard while the software reads out which interactive fields and actions are selected.
Watch the Dutch demo on the right to see how reading software works in an interactive video.
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