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Accessible video player for GOV.UK.
More research is required to establish when video is the most appropriate format for government information.
created this issue from a note
in GOV.UK Design System Community Backlog
Jan 15, 2018
GOV.UK Publishing does: http://govuk-static.herokuapp.com/component-guide/govspeak/with_youtube_embed
See it in context here: https://www.gov.uk/government/case-studies/out-of-syria-back-into-school
Problems with the current implementation:
There are questions if the basic YouTube player would be better, we have not had time to test this.
We could consider doing something similar to Medium that informs users with 'Do Not Track' enabled, before they consume third-party content.
If successful this pattern could be used for general embedded content.
Edit: I did some more work to explore a general purpose pattern for this: https://do-not-track-third-party-embeds.glitch.me/
Dropbox Paper audit
On 29 January 2019 the Design System team reviewed a Dropbox Paper document discussing video content.
The aim was to reduce the number of places containing guidance and code by:
Below is a record of the outcomes of that review.
If you need to, you can see the original Dropbox Paper content in the internet archive.
Guidance and examples from Dropbox
The following guidance was shared in the Dropbox Paper files and seemed useful:
As part of accessibility work for GOV.UK I looked into various web video players because the currently used Nomensa video player is very outdated and has a couple of accessibility issues. I tested a few of players for mostly accessibility but also other things like web performance, design options, how well it is maintained, etc.