Screen reader support

You can use screen readers such as NVDA and JAWS with Mediasite Player. With a screen reader, you can use the Tab, Down Arrow, and Enter keys to access Player features. We also provide shortcut keys for navigating through the presentation and Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) messages.

Shortcut keys

The following shortcut keys are available in the Screen Reader Player. Pressing Ctrl+Z activates the Screen Reader Player for all players regardless of the layout. The keyboard shortcuts inherent to the player you are using are also available in the Screen Reader Player.

To hear a list of the keyboard shortcuts listed below users can press Ctrl+ Shift + Q.

Shortcut Keys

Command

[

Jump Back. This will jump the presentation backward by 1% of the presentation length or 10 seconds, whichever is larger.

]

Jump Forward. This will jump the presentation forward by 1% of the presentation length or 10 seconds, whichever is larger.

Shift+[

Jump Back More. This will jump the presentation backward by 10% of the presentation length.

Shift+]

Jump Forward More. This will jump the presentation forward by 10% of the presentation length.

Ctrl+[

Jump Back 30 Seconds.*

Ctrl+]

Jump Forward 30 Seconds.*

Shift+↑

Increase volume.

Shift+↓

Decrease volume, mute audio.

* There is not a corresponding button in the player. This only exists as a shortcut.

Note: When performing a jump forward or backward, the presentation will stop at the first chapter point that it encounters if there is one in between the mark the user starts from and the mark the user is trying to jump to. If there is a chapter point within 10 seconds of the jump-to mark, the player will automatically snap to that chapter point.

ARIA messages

Mediasite Player provides the following ARIA alerts when you seek on the presentation timeline or when a chapter changes as you view the presentation:

  • When navigating to a certain point in a presentation: 'Seeked to X percent'.
  • When chapter changes while viewing: 'Entered chapter: X. Y percent'
  • When navigating to a specific chapter: 'Seeked to chapter: X. Y percent'

Screen reader and browser support
You will hear ARIA messages only when using the appropriate screen reader and browser combination. The table below shows common screen reader and browser combinations.

Browser

Screen reader

Firefox 3.0+

JAWS 10+, NVDA

Internet Explorer 8+

JAWS 10+

Google Chrome

Not supported