Embedded YouTube Test (Updated)

This page was created on July 11, 2013 to test accessibility of YouTube's current embed code.

It is a follow-up to a 2011 blog post on Accessibility and the YouTube players.

Video #1

This example uses the default Embed code provided when selecting the "Share" option beneath a YouTube video.

Video #2

YouTube provides an option to use the "old embed code", which provides code that uses object, param, and embed elements.


Accessibility of the YouTube player is highly dependent on users having opted in to using the YouTube HTML5 Player. Unfortunately, Google still considers this experimental so until users opt in, the default is still the less accessible Flash player.

The Default Player (Flash)

The HTML Player