Results for Screencast.com
Although owned by TechSmith this service allows users to upload and store screen casts to be shared by others. It can work directly from Jing or Camstudio. Metadata and descriptions or transcripts can be added to videos. Any material uploaded belongs to the user and can be set to be downloaded by others if required or kept private or password protected. There is a Pro service with more customisation options.
Accessibility Testing Results
A screen reader user would find this service almost impossible to use, sadly not only are the labels missing from forms but there are no text descriptions of what can be seen in all the very helpful tutorial videos. The process of uploading videos and images and the player are based on Flash and keyboard access appears to only work in Internet Explorer. Layout and navigation are good and colour contrast levels are acceptable. Text size and readability are good.
|1||Login, Signup and Other Forms Accessible||No labels on the registration from and NVDA failed to be able to pick up any guidance for filling in the edit forms. There was no captcha - an email is sent to complete registration. Sign in also fails to have labels.|
|2||Image ALT Attributes||All important images have good alt text.|
|3||Link Target Definitions||These are short and meaningful across the site|
|4||Frame Titles and Layout||There are no frames on the site.|
|5||Removal of Stylesheet||Web pages are still able to be read without the stylesheet.|
|6||Audio/Video Features||It is possible to add a transcript to the video that is uploaded but the captioning will need to be completed with other tools.|
|7||Video/animations - audio descriptions||A text transcript can be added when uploading a graphic or video but any audio descriptions have to already be part of the multimedia or added as another audio file.|
|8||Appropriate use of Tables||Tables are used for layout, in particular the registration form. There are headings and titles and the tables do not appear to impact on screen reader navigation.|
|9||Tab Orderings Correct and Logical||Tab ordering is good and works well in text mode.|
|10||Page Functionality with Keyboard||It is possible to navigate around the service to all the features other than those using Flash such as the editor and player. These features may be reached in Internet Explorer.|
|12||Appropriate Feedback with Forms||On the whole this is good although there are times when you have to just be aware that returning to an original screen means the action has been successful.|
|13||Contrast and Colour Check||This is good although white on orange is not the best colour contrast for some. Grey text on white is used in places.|
|14||Page Integrity when Zooming||All the general web pages zoom well but the Flash features remain static so uploading items and playing videos will require external magnification, although the original size text is usually a minimum of 12 or 14 font.|
|15||Text size, style, blinking elements and Readability||Text size is good and there are no distracting features other than the usual animated circle as Flash videos load! The pages are easy to read and understand.|
The following table shows how well the product performs for people with disabilities, as listed in the Disabilities section.
Percentages do not indicate how much of a site is accessible. They indicate the average figure of test results relevant to each disability. Select a disability to see which tests are relevant to it.
|Deaf/Hard of Hearing||78%|
|Specific Learning Differences (including Dyslexia)||73%|
|Partially Sighted and Visual Acuity||71%|
|Blind and Severe Visual Impairments||67%|
|Cognitive Learning Disabilities||61%|