Behind Nomensa's accessible media player

User experience design agency Nomensa recently celebrated 10 years in the industry by releasing the source code of its accessible media player to the public. The organisation says its player is "extremely versatile, supporting standard multimedia content (MP3/MP4/FLV), as well as content hosted on YouTube or Vimeo", and we spoke to Lonie Watson (LW), Nomensa director of accessibility, to gain some insight into how the player came to be and why designers should consider using it.

.net: What's the background behind the player?
LW: It began as a project to solve a problem. Talking to our clients, we knew there was a need for a customisable and accessible web-based media player. We realised website owners wanted to pull in content from multiple sources and also give site visitors a consistent experience. When we began working on our player, we weren't aware of any players that could pull in content from different sources and offer good accessibility at the same time.

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