Accessibility features are available for a film when provided by the film's production company. Often times, features may be limited to captioning or subtitles.
For individual films, features vary and may include:
To turn on any of the audio and language options, click on the MENU icon located on the bottom right of the film's play window.
Google ChromeVox screen reader is recommended (because Swank operates on a Google Widevine platform).
To view the list of shortcuts, click the Keyboard Shortcuts link on a title watch page or hold the Shift Key and /
Kanopy's website and video player works with screen reader technologies on desktop browsers, as well as iOS and Android devices. This enables users to use the keyboard, rather than the mouse, to control the video player and the experience. Users can move from component to component in the player using the tab key. The screen reader will read the component's text aloud or announce the component name. The user can control the component using the space bar or the arrow keys. Kanopy's player allows users to tab into the player from elsewhere on the web page or browser.
The New Gen player can be controlled from the keyboard. The tab order of controls, and keys to manipulate the controls, are as follows:
Captions can be launched on any video with a CC icon by clicking play on the player, then clicking the CC button. If users are viewing on a desktop or Android device, the appearance of the captions can be changed by clicking on "Captions Settings" on the CC button menu. Users will see an overlay that allows the following caption properties to be set:
An interactive transcript can be launched by clicking on "Transcript" underneath the player. The interactive transcript can be launched simultaneously or independently of the captions. Upon launching the transcript, the matching words in the transcript are underlined or highlighted. Users can search the transcript and navigate by clicking on any word in the transcript to jump to the corresponding time-code in the video.
Kanopy is committed to providing captions for all our videos and actively works with filmmakers to provide caption files. If they are unable to do so, Kanopy is creating caption files on their behalf. If you are trying to access a video with no captions available, please email Kanopy immediately and they will make the captions available with 3-4 days.