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Can visually impaired users access the films?

Kanopy's website and video player is fully compatible with all screen readers on desktop browsers, as well as iOS and Android devices.

Screen reader technology enables users to use the keyboard, rather than the mouse, to control our player. Users can move from component to component in the player using the tab key. The screen reader either reads the component's text aloud or announces the component name. The user can control the component using the space bar or the arrow keys.

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.


Our player has been approved for WCAG 2.0 AA standards on a variety and browsers including:

  • TalkBack on Android 2.3-4.x
  • Windows Built in Screen reader with IE8-10
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • The latest version of JAWS on Firefox, Chrome and Windows IE8-10
  • VoiceOver on iOS 5-8
  • OS X VoiceOver with Safari, Chrome, and Firefox

You can see more information on keyboard accessibility in the article here.

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