For the UBCMS Video
(YouTube) component, we have added Alt Text to meet
accessibility concerns for our websites, including supporting
screen readers that are trying to 'read' the thumbnail image/play
button that is shown for each video.
Videos displayed using the Video
(YouTube) and Video
(YouTube Gallery components must also be made accessible to
those who cannot see or hear them, which requires captioning and
audio descriptions, as well as an accessible player.
To model best practice, University Communications is reviewing
all videos that we manage directly (those placed on the
UBCommunications YouTube channel). For these videos, we are
taking appropriate action, including:
- Working with our video production providers to file disputes
- Replacing music in the videos.
- Removing videos from our webpages and YouTube channels, as
necessary; e.g. the 'UB Points of Pride' video will be removed as
of May 19, 2014.
Additionally, starting University Communications will contacting
UB owners of videos that are embedded on or linked to from
UB’s top-level web pages to affirm there are no copyright
flags on the videos.
Each unit in the UBCMS should take similar steps to ensure
that any communications assets (e.g., videos) they own, manage or
have placed on their pages are not in violation.
If those videos are in violation, we expect channel owners to
resolve any copyright disputes, replace video soundtracks with
authorized or licensed music, or advise us that the video will be
taken down and is no longer available for syndication. UB cannot
afford to be associated with copyright infringement.
If your department has a YouTube channel or is the owner/manager
of videos on YouTube, University Communications strongly recommends
that you take these steps, as soon as possible:
- Go to your YouTube page and check for Copyright Notices in
“Video Manager” (see screen shots below)
- Remarks to the right of the “Edit” button will
detail the infringement
- If you see a copyright notification, please contact your video
production provider for help
If your web pages link to videos owned/managed by other UB
- Contact the owner of the video or YouTube Channel to confirm
that their videos are not in violation of copyright
- Work with them to either:
- rectify the violation,
- replace unauthorized music with licensed music, or
- take the video down from YouTube and remove any links that
appear on your web pages.