4oD Player Guide

Together with DAC (Digital Accessibility Centre), we have developed the following guidelines about how to get the most out of the 4oD Player if you use JAWS, NVDA or DRAGON.

JAWS or NVDA 2012 Users

Keyboard Control

The 4oD player on channel4.com is keyboard accessible and works best with JAWS 12 or greater and NVDA. It is recommended to use these with IE8 or greater as the web browser.

As well as controls to operate the video, the player may also contain 1 or more screens such as age confirmation or login to view restricted content. Please follow the provided details and instructions to complete these steps.

Navigating through screens and using the controls: -

TAB – cycles forward through screen options and control buttons
SHIFT + TAB - cycles backward through screen options and control buttons
SPACEBAR or ENTER – activate control / button / link

NB: If using Jaws you will need to ensure that the Virtual PC Cursor is switched off (Insert + Z).

 

Keyboard Control in Fullscreen

Due to security restrictions of the Adobe Flash Player, keyboard control is disabled in fullscreen.
You can watch programmes in fullscreen but to use keyboard control you must exit fullscreen.
To exit fullscreen use the escape key.

Popout Player

The popout player may be used as an alternative to fullscreen. Selecting the “large size” button will scale the player window to its maximum available size .This view, unlike fullscreen, is fully keyboard accessible.

DRAGON Users

General

The 4oD player on channel4.com is voice activation accessible and works best with Dragon 10 or greater. It is recommended to use it with IE8 or greater as the web browser (please see recommended requirements of your software vendor for which compatible versions of browser can be used).

As well as controls to operate the video, the player may also contain 1 or more screens such as age confirmation or login to view restricted content. Please follow the provided details and instructions to complete these steps.

Navigating Screens and Using Controls

Once you have the video in focus using the skip to content link (visible on tab focus), use keyboard keystroke commands to navigate and activate the video controls: -
"Press TAB" – cycles forward through screen options and control buttons
"Press SHIFT + TAB" - cycles backward through screen options and control buttons
"Press SPACEBAR" or "Press ENTER" – activates controls / buttons / links

Voice Activation Control in Fullscreen

Due to security restrictions of the Adobe Flash Player, keyboard control is disabled in fullscreen; this means voice activation control is also affected.  You can watch programmes in fullscreen using voice activation software but to use keyboard control commands you must exit fullscreen.  To exit fullscreen use the "press escape key" keystroke command.

Popout Player

The Popout player may be used as an alternative to fullscreen. Selecting the “large size” button will scale the player window to its maximum available size.  This view, unlike fullscreen, is fully keyboard accessible and therefore can also be used via voice activation keystroke commands.

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