Video content is helpful only if users have control over it, understand what’s contained within it, and have an alternate way to access it.
As somebody who is a video advocate it makes instructive reading. I thought I knew most of the usability rules about video but clearly not.
I like to think I was a little in front of the curve when it comes to the importance of this media. Back in 2006 I wrote a blog titled: I have seen the future and it moves.
Amazing how long it takes for the reality of technology to catchup with its potential.
Video, used well, is a powerful tool when communicating with older folk. Nielsen's blog gives some useful advice on how to avoid the most common usability mistakes. Dick Stroud