Accessible videos

 First ensure that your content is accessible

  • Use colours thoughtfully and with good contrast, ensure that information is not conveyed by colours alone, especially in text or charts.
  • Use text and fonts that are easy to read, and ensure that it is large enough
  • You can check your colour contrast and size of text if using text on a background using a contrast checker
  • Avoid fast-flashing content. Do not use videos that have more than three flashes within a period of one second as this can provoke seizures
  • Provide a transcript for your video, it should include not only what is spoken in the video but also describe actions or important information seen on the screen
  • Add video captions, this is essentially the transcript synchronized with the video, and can help people understand what is happening at the time or who is talking
  • Audio descriptions: This is only necessary for relevant visuals not covered by what is said which may be the case for charts or diagrams

Use of video players and controls

  • Choose a video player that supports captions, transcripts and audio descriptions.
  • Choose a current video format for your video so that it loads and plays seamlessly
  • Ensure all controls like volume, such as volume, play, and pause, can be operated with a keyboard and have accessible labels for assistive technology such as screen readers
  • Ensure that videos do not play automatically when web page loads as the sound can interfere with screen readers

Embedding a video in a page


 Go to the video on YouTube, right click on video and click <> Copy embed code.



In the page editor click on the video icon in the editor toolbar.



Select the embed tab , paste in the code and click ok to embed your video. Then you can resize the video on the page by dragging the bottom right hand corner