HTML5 Media and Accessibility presentation

Today, I was invited to give a talk at my old workplace CSIRO about the HTML5 media elements and accessibility.

A lot of the things that have gone into Ogg and that are now being worked on in the W3C in different working groups – including the Media Fragments and HTML5 WGs – were also of concern in the Annodex project that I worked on while at CSIRO. So I was rather excited to be able to report back about the current status in HTML5 and where we’re at with accessibility features.

Check out the presentation here. It contains a good collection of links to exciting demos of what is possible with the new HTML5 media elements when combined with other HTML features.

I tried something now with this presentation: I wrote it in a tool called S5, which makes use only of HTML features for the presentation. It was quite a bit slower than I expected, e.g. reloading a page always included having to navigate to that page. Also, it’s not easily possible to do drawings, unless you are willing to code them all up in HTML. But otherwise I have found it very useful for, in particular, including all the used URLs and video element demos directly in the slides. I was inspired with using this tool by Chris Double’s slides from LCA about implementing HTML 5 video in Firefox.

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