by Andrew Kirkpatrick

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June 22, 2007

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With the new features in Flash CS3 for captioning, the skins we’ve made available for accessible video presentations, our support for the DFXP caption data format, and new work on CC for Flash by NCAM I’m seeing a lot of new captioning examples. Someday there will be too many to point out when new ones come available, but in the meantime, here’s another. This one is also by the Library of Congress and relates to the 2007 National Book Festival and uses the FLVPlayback skins.
The example is at It includes captions and is screen reader and keyboard accessible, and also offers a transcript.


  • By Mosh - 10:28 AM on November 16, 2007  

    I’m having a problem using a captionate skin and making the player keyboard accessible. Are the skins inherently keyboard accessible or is further code required to make it so?

  • By Andrew Kirkpatrick - 10:44 AM on November 16, 2007  

    The skins we provide for download are keyboard accessible by default. You might be experiencing a problem in getting focus into the flash content if you are testing in Firefox…

  • By Mosh - 3:54 PM on November 18, 2007  

    Thanks for the reply. I’ve actually managed to add keyboard accessiblity via tabIndexes using the code found here: . However, once focus moves from the browser to the Flash movie, I am unable to move focus back to the browser via the keyboard. Can you provide any insight as to how the LOC site referenced above manages to do so?