Entries with “captions” tag

An Introduction to WebVTT and <track>

by Ian Devlin in Articles

The HTML5 specification includes two features for improving media accessibility — the WebVTT format, for marking up external text tracks such as subtitles and captions, and the <track> element, for applying those text tracks alongside HTML5 <video> and <audio>. This article provides a detailed introduction to both features, showing how you can make use of them in your projects today.

Accessible HTML5 Video With JavaScripted Captions

by Bruce Lawson in Articles

The HTML5 <video> element provides a fantastic way to embed video into web pages without relying on plugins, and it is now supported in Opera, Firefox and Chrome, so things are looking up. One burning question however is “how do we provide alternative content for users that either can’t see, or can’t hear the video?” In this article, Bruce Lawson looks at the issue and suggests a solution.