Design like we give a damn! Accessibility @W3C

Posted on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 by Steve Faulkner

Lots of things happened at the W3C TPAC 2104 conference. It was a busy week in web standards.

HTML5 became an official W3C Recommendation, the W3C turned 20, and the web itself celebrated its 25th anniversary. In amongst all these momentous events there was still time for the assembled W3C participants to explore new ideas through a series of lightning talks, and now the lightning talks are starting to be made available for everyone to share.

A highlight of TPAC, for me, was to be in the audience for the lightning talks and hear my dear friend and colleague Léonie Watson, in just 4 minutes, say so much about what we as participants in the development of web standards at the W3C could do, to re-invigorate and broaden our approach, to fulfill the promise of an accessible web.

Léonie Watson: Design like we give a damn!

Léonie Watson: Design like we give a damn! from W3C on Vimeo.

About Steve Faulkner

Steve is the Technical Director at TPG. He joined The Paciello Group in 2006 and was previously a Senior Web Accessibility Consultant at vision australia. He is the creator and lead developer of the Web Accessibility Toolbar accessibility testing tool. Steve is a member of several groups, including the W3C Web Platforms Working Group and the W3C ARIA Working Group. He is an editor of several specifications at the W3C including HTML 5.1, ARIA in HTML, Notes on Using ARIA in HTML and HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives. He also develops and maintains HTML5accessibility.

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