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A guide to streaming resources accessibility features.

Academic Video Online (AVON)

Accessibility Statement

ProQuest: Alexander Street Video Accessibility Conformance Report

  • 98% of all English-language content is transcribed with the exception of silent film and music or dance performances.
  • To ensure 508 compliance, any user (including those without disabilities) can request a title, and it will be transcribed, on average, within 30 days.


Accessibility Compliance Statement

Docuseek Accessibility Conformance Report

  • About 1340 titles on Docuseek2 have closed captions. However, the original language of many of the films is not English and so many have subtitles. About 1650 titles have closed captions OR subtitles OR no dialog.
  • If a film doesn't have closed captions, you can request caption be made for the film. Please let us know if you need closed captions for a title. We will try our best to get captions for the film.

EAI (Electronic Arts Intermix)

Video Transcripting/Captions:

  • EAI is committed to providing captions, subtitles, and transcripts for our titles whenever possible. Requests for these services can currently be made to
  • If captions are required within the span of an academic semester or sooner, a small administrative fee will be charged to compensate for the time EAI staff and/or proprietary transcription services needed to complete the request. However, this fee is not meant to be prohibitive and may be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • In the long-term, EAI looks forward to integrating comprehensive models for audiovisual accessibility, including providing captioning and transcript options for as much of our collection as possible. EAI was founded with a vision of providing access to video art, something we hope to reemphasize through continued focus on audiovisual access. For further resources related to accessibility, disability, captioning, and the arts, Argos Arts has compiled a comprehensive library of relevant materials; available here.


Accessibility Statement

Kanopy, Inc. Accessibility Conformance Report

  • Kanopy's website and video player works with screen reader technologies on desktop browsers, as well as iOS and Android devices. 
  • Keyboard navigation is supported for all browsers and the video player allows users to tab into the player from elsewhere on the web page or browser.
  • Closed captioning is available for all video content.
  • Kanopy is working to upgrade their video player to support audio description and are experimenting by adding audio description with some pilot films for users. Following this, they will be able to make audio described versions of films when available from our content partners.


Accessibility Statement

Swank Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT® )

  • Closed captions for specific films are indicated with the standard “CC” icon, when available, on both the watch page and title preview. If closed captions are required but not indicated as available for a particular film, please contact your organization's Swank representative to see if captions are available to be added.
  • Navigation of our site using a Screen Reader is possible via Narrator on Windows and ChromeVox on ChromeOS. 
  • The Tab and Enter keys will enable users to navigate the Content Catalog, specific keyboard functions may be used during movie playback. The functions closely resemble the keyboard functions utilized in other streaming platforms, such as YouTube.