Smart Player Pro Overview

Greater Accessibility and Engagement

When offering captioning, transcription and audio description for online video, having a video player which
promotes a seamless user experience can make all the difference. AST’s market-leading Smart Player Pro
offers video consumers greater accessibility and engagement in a seamless fashion. The Smart Player Pro
expands on the helpful features of the original Smart Player to offer users more customization,
branding and sharing capabilities.

Key Benefits of Use

  • Improved Search Engine Optimization (SEO) For Video
  • Brand Customization
  • Accessibility For Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind and Low Vision Individuals
  • WCAG 2 Level AA Compliance
  • Expanding on Current Features

Smart Player

  • Support for captioning and audio
    description results
  • Interactive transcript feature, allowing viewers to see the entire text transcript and select and jump to any point in the captions
  • Keyboard-accessible playback controls for blind and low vision users
  • Flexibility to position captions either below the video or over on lower third of the video

Smart Player Pro’s Added Benefits

  • Offers all features provided by the Smart Player
  • Four different high-contrast WCAG 2 Level AA-compliant color schemes for player controls:

Image of the 4 Smart Player color schemes, showing it in the colors Red, Blue, Green and Grey

  • Users can provide their own favicon URL, replacing the CaptionSync favicon in browser tabs
  • Ability to add a detailed Description (in addition to the Title) and Credits (such as copyright details).
  • A customizable Help page to include organization-specific information

About CaptionSync™ by AST

AST leverages smart automation and professional transcribers and describers to power its video accessibility services. AST is an accurate, affordable web-based solution for closed captions, audio description and live captioning services and tools.

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