HTML5 Audio Description (via screenreader)

HTML5 Audio Description (via screenreader)

This extension plays audio description track elements of HTML5 videos via a screenreader.

HTML5 Audio Description (via screenreader)
What is HTML5 Audio Description (via screenreader)?
The 'HTML5 Audio Description (via screenreader)' is a Chrome extension designed to render audio descriptions for HTML5 videos using a screenreader. This enhances the accessibility of videos, especially for the visually impaired. Currently, it supports ChromeVox screenreader and requires the activation of 'Enable <track> element' experiment in chrome://flags/ for proper functioning. The language supported depends on the screenreader in use. It is in alignment with Axs-Chrome, an open-source project aimed at enhancing accessibility.
Users: 1,000+
Rating: 2.36 (14)
Version: 1.0.3 (Last updated: 2012-08-10)
Creation date: 2012-08-10
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • tts
Size: 39.07K
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IMPORTANT: Please activate the “Enable <track> element” experiment in chrome://flags/ This experiment MUST be enabled for the extension to work.

Use this extension if you want your screenreader to render audio descriptions. For the extension that plays via Chrome text to speech,

Currently supported screenreaders:

  • ChromeVox
  • Mac OS X VoiceOver is not fully supported

Languages supported:

  • depends on language support of your screenreader

Keyboard shorcuts: For keyboard shortcuts, press alt + ? while on a webpage.

This is part of the Axs-Chrome open-source project, which supports extensions that enhance accessibility. You can submit feedback to the Axs-Chrome discussion group:

User reviews
As a sighted web developer I couldn't get this to do anything when it was enabled. If I were blind it would be impossible to activate... even if that did anything.
by Bryan Myers Bryan Myers, 2018-08-20

no instructions!
by Bradley Johnson Bradley Johnson, 2018-06-06

There's no instructions. I can't figure out how to work it.
by Daubney Thielking Daubney Thielking, 2017-11-29
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Risk impact

HTML5 Audio Description (via screenreader) may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

HTML5 Audio Description (via screenreader) has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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