Leonardo offers advanced media display technology allowing hotel chains and travel sites to create an optimized visual experience for online travel shoppers. Multi-Media Galleries are highly customizable for seamless integration with desktop and mobile websites.
Recently, Leonardo has made a variety of usability enhancements to our Multi-Media Galleries, to make them accessible to a wider range of travel shoppers and ensure compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for Accessible Design.
Below is a list of the enhancements we’ve added to our Multi-Media Display Galleries:
Closed captions have been added to English videos. Shoppers can now view synchronized subtitles alongside English videos appearing in their Multi-Media Gallery.
Audio descriptions have been added to videos. Shoppers can now hear a brief introduction about each video before it starts. If the AD button is turned on, an audio description will be played before each video starts. If the AD button is turned on halfway through a video, the audio description will not be played for the current video, but it will be played for the next video in the gallery. Audio descriptions are unique per OTA category. If 2 videos have been categorized as "Exterior view" for example, users will hear the same audio track "The following video is about the exterior view of the property" before each video starts.
Keyboard navigation of the standard browser gallery has been enhanced so it’s more accessible. Travel shoppers can now navigate the viewer and its media without the aid of a mouse. Videos can be started and stopped quickly and easily, with a press of the space bar, while focus is anywhere on the page or inside the viewer. This was done so that users can quickly and easily stop videos with a single key press, in the event that videos are set to autoplay and a screen reader is running simultaneously.
If you’re subscribed to Multi-Media Galleries and want to make sure you’re leveraging these Accessible Design enhancements, contact your Account Manager to learn more.