A question about how to implement a video description/transcription using the HTML5 Media plugin in an exhibit.
Our Omeka Classic exhibits utilize both images and videos quite a bit and have developed the necessary image descriptions, video descriptions, and transcriptions. We’ve specified the alt text using the item’s file name as described in the documentation. This is working well with images, however after testing with screenreaders and braille displays, I’m noticing that when navigating the exhibit the video player does not return the description from the file title (it identifies it as a video player and narrates the navigation of the player controls) and it also does not engage the transcription file. Clicking on the video does not link to the item page, so we’ve added a link to the caption instead. (Note: the video playback and captioning do work for sighted users - so the player is functioning correctly!)
See an example here:
(Residential School Training video)
Is there a solution for this? In an ideal world, it would be preferable for screenreaders to be able to identify the video player, read the file title (video description), and the option to play the transcript. Users would also be able to navigate to the item page somehow as well.