MLB Improving Accessibility of Gameday Audio

Good news for anyone who uses MLB’s
Gameday Audio service. I recently received the following e-mail from Lainey Feingold. For those who are not familiar with Lainey’s work, she’s been behind numerous improvements around accessibility over the past several years in areas ranging from ATMs to web sites.

 

To everyone who has contacted me about this year’s Game Day Audio Player on mlb.com:

 

MLB has put up an accessible player for Game Day Audio.  The new accessible game day audio player and related media center is live now (as of earlier this afternoon), but mlb is still working on all the internal links to integrate this player into the site.  That part should be done early next week.  But in the meanwhile, you can use the new player by going directly to the following url:

 
 

http://mlb.mlb.com/media/player/mpa/index.jsp

 
 

Please let us know what you think, and we’ll let you know as soon as this new player is integrated into the full site.  ACB, CCB and BSCB continue to work on other accessibility issues on mlb.com through the structured negotiations process, including the game day audio service.  We know that problems still exist for mlb.tv subscribers, so please let us know if you subscribe to mlb.tv.  Feedback about the new game day audio player will be shared with MLB.

 

One other accessibility issue that has been address is the all-star ballot.  This year’s ballot has been designed to be accessible and has an audio captcha.  The ballot is available at:  http://mlb.mlb.com/media/player/mpa/index.jsp  Please send any feedback on this as well.

 

Thanks for everyone’s support as we work with MLB to make the site accessible, 

 

Lainey

 
 

 

Lainey Feingold

Law Office of Lainey Feingold

http://lflegal.com/

510.548.5062

LF@LFLegal.com

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