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Accessibility at Memorial Library

Yuja and other Licensed Video

Most Yuja Videos in the library's collection offer closed captions or English subtitles when available.  Additional features to support accessibility, such as transcripts and keyboard controls, are described in this article on the Yuja media player;s accessibility features.

You can use these links to find all of our currently licensed videos and current Yuja videos.


If you are trying to access a video from any vendor that is not accessible, please submit a Materials Request and the library will work with the vendor to mediate the issue.

Swank Digital Campus

Swank contains select feature film streaming media content.  See the Swank Accessibility Guide for additional information.

Swank Accessibility Features:

  • Support materials for individuals with disabilities are provided whenever possible, but is dependent upon the availability of resources from content providers.
  • Accessibility features are often limited to captioning or subtitles; however, upon request, Swank will provide and request necessary resources from content providers and add them accordingly to the streaming movies.
  • For access using keyboard controls, Press A to toggle through available audio tracks and S to toggle through available subtitle/caption options. 
  • Swank recommends using the Google ChromeVox screen reader with Swank Digital Campus because they operate on a Google Widevine platform. Other screen readers may work with the Swank Streaming Platform .


Kanopy and Accessibility features:

  • Closed captions and Transcripts can be enabled for each film using the icons in the bottom right.
  • Keyboard controls can be enabled in the player as well.  They work best in full-screen mode.
  • Kanopy's website and video player works with screen reader technologies on desktop browsers, as well as iOS and Android devices.  (Kanopy accessibility page)
  • Kanopy does not currently support audio descriptions.