Webinar - Web Standards, Html 5 & Accessibility

August 31, 2011: 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (MDT)*

*All times in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

Seminar Description

Starting with Html 4, many features were integrated into Html standards that further accessibility, including the establishment of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to allow the separation of content from formatting; an emphasis on semantic markup, which encourages page structure and markup that allows easier navigation, particularly for Assistive Technology users.

With Html 5, however, the web is evolving from a browser/document-based experience to a desktop-like application accessed on multiple devices. What does Html 5 mean for Web accessibility? Is accessibility compromised or enhanced with this new standard? This session will review promising new features in Html 5 that promote accessibility and discuss possible challenges ahead and advice for ensuring Html 5 accessibility.

Agenda for August 31 Webcast

Time TopicLength

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (MST)

Segment 1: Introduction - Greg Kraus, NCSU

  • What is html; what are its origins, its history, and how has it evolved over time.
  • The development of Web Standards: the who, how, when & why
  • The relationship between Web Standards and Accessibility
  • Introduction to ARIA

30 minutes

10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. (MDT) Question & Answer follow-up (with Greg) 10 minutes
10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (MDT) Break 20 minutes
11:00 p.m. - 11:45 a.m. (MDT)

Segment 2: Web Standards & AccessibilityWhat does an Accessible Site Designed with Web Standards Look Like? Ted Drake, Yahoo Accessibility Lab

  • What are the features of an accessible site designed with Web Standards?
  • Where does Web Standards end & Accessibility begin? (In other words, what else beyond Web Standards must be done to ensure accessibility)
  • Adding Mobile Browsers to the equation.

45 minutes
11:45 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. (MST) Q & A (with Ted) 10 minutes
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Break 20 minutes
12:15 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.

Segment 3:  HTML 5 & Accessibility – Ted Drake & Victor Tsaran, Yahoo Accessibility Lab

  • HTML 5 – how does this change the principles of accessibility as they relate to Web Standards?
  • What will we have to do differently
    • What’s been improved?
    • Where have challenges been created?
  • ARIA: Introduction & Application
40 minutes
12:55 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Final Q & A to all (if needed) 10 minutes
1:10 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (MDT) Concluding remarks & post-webinar resources 5 minutes


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Note: 1st 10 registrants receive 10% discount at checkout

Seminar Pricing
Ticket Type 1st 10 Registrants All Others Registration Closes
Individual Ticket $135 $150 August 30, 2011
Group Ticket $351 $390 August 30, 2011


Discount Type¹ Discount Applied Discount Code Notes
1st 10 Registrants 10% 1st10 Enter this code at the payment screen.²
ATHEN member 10% ATHEN4SEM Enter this code at the payment screen if you are an ATHEN member.³
2010 AHG Attendee4 10% AHG4SEM Enter this code at the payment screen if you attended the 2010 AHG Conference.³
Previous Webinar Participant5 10% of your previous fee for webinar6 (Use the confirmation code provided from previous registration.)7 Enter your confirmation code(s) at the payment screen if you attended a previous Webinar.³

¹ Discount types may be combined.

² Only the first 10 registrants will receive the discount.

³ Discount subject to verification.

4To be eligible for the AHG discount, you must have paid at least $250 for your 2010 conference registration.

5For example: "Captioning in the University Environment" or "Strategies & Case Studies for Improving Digital Access on the College & University Campus." If you were a participant at both, you can enter your confirmation code for each event to receive a discount based on your total payment for the 2 events.

6For example, if you paid $150 for the last webinar, your discount would amount to $15.

7You can find your confirmation code in your registration confirmation that was sent via email. Contact Howard Kramer at ahg@colorado.edu or 303-492-8672 if you are unable to find your confirmation code.

For more information on ATHEN membership and its benefits, see the web site at www.athenpro.org/member. You may also join ATHEN during registration for a cost of $50 and receive the ATHEN discount.



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CEU credit of .3 is available for this seminar. An additinal $65 processing fee is required along with the submission of paperwork that documents your completion of the seminar. This paperwork will be posted shortly.