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Henny Swan Henny Swan Senior Accessibility Specialist, Senior Accessibility Specialist Blog posts in total 5

  1. Standard Media Player: accessibility

    Friday 4 July 2014, 15:05

    The SMP also acts as a platform on which new features, in the form of plugins, can be added to help users search, discover and save their favourite content as well as customise their audio video experience.

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  2. Accessibility on BBC iPlayer on Chromecast

    Monday 7 April 2014, 08:35

    For blind and low vision users, as well as some users with cognitive impairments, both the BBC iPlayer iOS and Android apps have labels on all the Chromecast buttons that can be read out.

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  3. Making the new iPlayer accessible for all

    Thursday 13 March 2014, 10:41

    Before we began work we already had a lot of data and user feedback about likes and dislikes with the existing iPlayer website. This was fed into the design process helping to shape wireframes and UX along with the BBC requirements of standards and guidelines.

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  4. New BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

    Tuesday 25 February 2014, 08:30

    In June last year we published a draft of the BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines. Since then we've been listening to feedback, reviewing the standards and guidelines, and refining techniques so that today the standards can finally come out of draft.

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  5. Draft BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines

    Tuesday 18 June 2013, 07:31

    For the past eighteen months my team have been working hard to improve the accessibility of web content for mobile sites and native apps. It’s been an interesting journey as there are no internationally accepted guidelines for mobile accessibility so as a result we thought we’d write our own: the...

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