An Accessible Video Player for Older People: Issues from a User Test

Johana M. Rosas Villena, Bruno C. Ramos, Renata P.M. Fortes, Rudinei Goularte
2014 Procedia Computer Science  
There is a huge availability of videos that have been produced in a very fast and wide way, along with the popularity of Internet. This scenario should be carefully considered by the video authors since many users have different needs. It is important to keep in mind the accessibility requirements so that any user can overcome the barriers to access content regardless of their limitations imposed by either impairment or some temporary restriction. The current video players present barriers for
more » ... any people, especially to the elderly, and one of the main barriers is the restriction to reproduce videos accessible on the Web. This paper describes a research, and the design and evaluation of an accessible video player (called Facilitas), in which a user test with older people is conducted. As a result, we discuss the issues reported by older people and the controls that were developed to assist them.
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2014.02.020 fatcat:72m5vwrv2bht7hfwnqkzk24yai