HTML5 is hot. It’s new, powerful, and exciting. But what is it exactly, and how will it make the web more accessible? Dennis discusses these issues and more with web accessibility veteran John Foliot. Topics include background on HTML5, browser support, new form functionality, how Canvas can be accessible, and much more!
Mr. Foliot runs the Stanford Online Accessibility Program. He is an active member of the W3C and is an integral part of the web accessibility community. He writes a blog entitled Unrepentant and you can find John on Twitter.
- HTML: The Markup Language
- HTML5 differences from HTML4
- HTML5 Doctor
- Bruce Lawson
- Remy Sharp
- Dive Into HTML5
- Book: Introducing HTML5 by Bruce Lawson and Remy Sharp (there’s also HTML5 For Web Designers by Jeremy Keith)
Other HTML5 Resources
- Test cases with HTML5, ARIA Roles & Screen Readers
- HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives
- Slides from Access U presentation HTML5 & Accessibility
- Future Web Accessibility: HTML5 Semantic Elements (Part 2 in a series)
- HTML5 Demos and Examples