Nomensa’s open source accessible media player on Gov.UK13th March 2012
Supporting its ongoing mission to improve online services based on people’s needs, Government Digital Service (GDS) has implemented Nomensa’s open source accessible media player on the Gov.UK website.
Gov.UK is a revolutionary project that aims to create a single domain for UK government. The Gov.UK website will be a more user friendly and easy to use replacement for the existing Directgov site.
With ambitious plans formed in response to Martha Lane Fox’s call for government to rationalise its digital services, GDS has a clear remit. GDS Executive Director for Digital Mike Bracken explains:
“we exist to make public services digital by default, and we are relentlessly focussed on user needs”
Supporting this philosophy, Nomensa’s open source accessible media player enables GDS to provide multimedia content that everyone can access.
Léonie Watson, Nomensa’s Director of Accessibility, is working with GDS, advising on accessibility for Gov.UK. She comments:
“We’re working hard to make Gov.UK as inclusive as possible. I’m delighted that GDS has implemented Nomensa’s open source accessible media player, because I’m strongly in favour of government using open standards and technologies to create a more inclusive digital environment for people to use.”
Nomensa's open source accessible media player can be downloaded on GitHub.