[BCAB] Audio Described Iplayer programmes

Darran Ross darran.ross at dsl.pipex.com
Sat Apr 12 16:47:07 BST 2014


Have you guys got JAWS set to recognise Flash Movies?

If you have, it should just be a case of hitting letter b until you land on 
the Play button to begin. It really is as straight-forward as that. But JAWS 
must be set to recognise flash, otherwise you'll not find that play button.


Darran


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Griffith" <d.griffith at btinternet.com>
To: "'BCAB Discussion List'" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2014 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Audio Described Iplayer programmes


> No I have exactly the same problems. Udin Jaws 14 Windows 7 and IE 11.
>
> I think the BBC have messed up accessibility on the site again.
>
> David Griffith
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
> Sent: 11 April 2014 23:28
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Audio Described Iplayer programmes
>
> Hi Henny thanks to you and the others who have replied on this one.  I
> accessed the Iplayer quite easily and found the link to audio described
> content. I could not find any categorisation between signed and audio
> described.  I seemed to have a list of audio described programmes, then
> when I clicked on Crimson Fileld which I wanted to watch I got the
> Crimson Field page up but could find nothing to click on to play it.  Am
> I supposed to sign in first or am I missing something.
>
>
> Dave Mawson
>
>
> On 09/04/2014 13:36, Henny Swan wrote:
>> Hi Clive and all,
>>
>> If you go to the new iPlayer site you will find 'Audio Described' and
>> 'Signed' within Categories as Darren and John correctly state. The Audio
>> Described and Signed categories are separate however programmes can be
>> both audio described and signed as well as all on demand content being
>> subtitled.
>>
>> We're well aware many people quite rightly don't want to be forced to 
>> just
>> use a dedicated Audio Described or Signed Category so the alternative is
>> to simply browse programmes as you normally would and where programmes 
>> are
>> presented in the 'Full List' view you'll find information indicating if
>> they are available in alternative formats such as Audio Described, Signed
>> and High Definition. For example if you search for a programme or browse
>> the Full List of drama content you will find each programme tagged
>> accordingly (for example a search for Question Time
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search?q=question%20time). This information
>> is also repeated on individual programme pages.
>>
>> You can also add programmes to your Favourites so that future episodes 
>> are
>> faster to find. The Recently Watched (Heading Level Two) area on the home
>> page also lists the last 3 items you watched which might be another route
>> in.
>>
>> For more about accessibility in the new iPlayer (web based version, not
>> native) see
>>
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/posts/Making-the-new-iPlayer-accessible
>> -for-all-users
>>
>> I hope that helps.
>>
>> Henny Swan,
>> BBC Accessibility Specialist, BBC
>>
>> On 09/04/2014 10:33,"Clive.Lever at kent.gov.uk"  <Clive.Lever at kent.gov.uk>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello all,
>>>
>>> Personally, I'd rather check the list of programmes to find my favourite
>>> items, and to be able to see the AD version alongside the standard one
>>> with a flag against it, rather than have to look in a 'special' plays 
>>> for
>>> 'the disabled' to find out what programmes have been described 'for us',
>>> and if it's not on the list, to have to go back to the main list again.
>>>
>>> "Signed and described" is a bit ambiguous, as some people could infer
>>> that these are the programmes which have both facilities.
>>>
>>> The problem with having all programmes signed/described and flagged in
>>> the same list as other programmes is that it might draw attention to the
>>> proportionate number of programmes for which there is no description
>>> available....and we can't have that, can we?
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Clive
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Clive Lever
>>> Diversity and Equality Officer
>>> Kent County Council
>>>
>>> Office: 01622 221163
>>> Email:clive.lever at kent.gov.uk
>>>
>>>
>>> Kent County Council
>>> Room G37
>>> Sessions House
>>> Maidstone, Kent.
>>> ME14 1XQ
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Paton,
>>> John
>>> Sent: 09 April 2014 09:47
>>> To: BCAB Discussion List
>>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Audio Described Iplayer programmes
>>>
>>> Hi Dave,
>>>
>>> iPlayer also has a category labelled Audio described & Signed.  Audio
>>> Described is a sub category of that.
>>>
>>> John
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Darran
>>> Ross
>>> Sent: 08 April 2014 22:01
>>> To: BCAB Discussion List
>>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Audio Described Iplayer programmes
>>>
>>> Dave, if you just go to the main iPlayer site and look fore a link
>>> labeled
>>> Audio Content, you'll find it. If you're a JAWS user, insert F7 is your
>>> friend on this occasion.
>>>
>>> Darran
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "David"<damawson at hotmail.co.uk>
>>> To: "BCAB Discussion List"<bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 8:40 PM
>>> Subject: [BCAB] Audio Described Iplayer programmes
>>>
>>>
>>>> Does anyone have the link for audio described programmes on the BBC
>>>> Iplayer please.
>>>>
>>>> Dave Mawson
>>>>
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