Tab Order/Focus in Player
Is there a way for designers to alter the tab order for screen readers on the player?
I've been working to make courses more screen reader friendly. We can set the tab order for content so the screen reader follows the correct flow in a slide, however I would also like to change the tab order in the player. Currently the reader has to go through titles, menu, resources, etc. before getting to content and then after content has to go through search, volume, seekbar, etc. before getting to previous and next. Although all of these tools are valuable and useful it would make more sense if the learner using the screen reader would first tab through the content in the slide and then tab to prev/next with the rest of the available tools (menu, resources, search etc.) tabbed to after the navigation button. A user not using a screen reader doesn't read the menu every time they go to the next slide or read all of the buttons on the screen to find the prev/next button. To make the screen reader experience better match the non-screen reader experiences the next button should go directly to the next content slide without making the screen reader go through the menu, resources, etc. You can imagine the number of un-needed tabs it takes to go past all of the on screen information to get to content and then to navigate to the next slide and having to tab through the same on screen material to get to content. A screen reader can skip player navigation by using the enter or space bar, but that returns the user to the first object on the current slide, not advance to the first object on the next slide.