Module 7: Checkpoint 5—Keyboard access

Conformance: Mandatory


Embedded video must support full keyboard control.

Embedded video must not act as a keyboard trap.

Benefits of conformance

  • Ensures universal access to online video content.
  • Access for users on assistive technologies.

Risks of non-conformance

Threat of possible legal action against the Queensland Government.
User frustration and reverse channel migration.

Implementation advice

More information

Some embedded objects act as a keyboard trap in some browser software (for example: a Flash object). If these objects are used, keyboard focus must not be allowed to enter the object.

Instead, keyboard control must be implemented using an alternate keyboard-accessible interface. For example: An HTML interface can be used to control a Flash video using a JavaScript API.