Videos: Accessibility, Progressive Enhancement and HTML5

Watching videos of experts giving presentation about accessibility, progressive enhancement and HTML5 is a great way to learn about the topic. Here’s a list of videos I’ve collated, in date order. Let me know of any others you recommend.

  • Progressive Enhancement 2.0

    March 2012, Nicholas Zakas, BayJax 2012, 50 minutes

    Nicholas Zakas, former Yahoo! engineer and author of several books about JavaScript shares his vision of progressive enhancement, and how web pages don’t have to look the same in every browser.

  • Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement

    November 2011, Aaron Gustafson, 31 minutes

    If you’ve been working on the web for any amount of time, you’ve likely heard (or even used) the term “progressive enhancement” before. As you probably know, it is the gold standard of how to approach web design. But what is progressive enhancement really? What does it mean? How does it work? And how does it fit into our workflow in a time of rapidly evolving languages and browsers? In this session, Aaron Gustafson will answer all of these questions and provide concrete takeaways that will help you improve your web design skills.

  • Accessibility for the Modern Web

    October 2011, Derek Featherstone, Fronteers 2011, 62 minutes

    In this session Derek explores the true meaning of accessibility for the modern web. Long-established principles of progressive enhancement help ensure a baseline level of functionality in your sites and applications. We want to make them truly useful experiences. We look at how the right mix of modern technology such as CSS3, HTML5, ARIA, JavaScript help you create functionality on web sites that works for everyone, including people with disabilities.

  • Common HTML and CSS Accessibility Mistakes

    October 2011. Ted Drake, 28 minutes

    Yahoo! Accessibility engineer Ted Drake covers some common accessibility patterns, teaches best practices for building forms, tables, and images, and shows you what is bad and good. Transcript available

  • HTML5 and Accessibility

    August 2011, John Foliot, 45 minutes

    One of the stated goals of HTML5 is to make it easier for authors to create accessible web content with a minimum of trouble. By employing Universal Design concepts, the next generation of web technologies and content will be more accessible to end users, yet easier to author and implement. But are we there yet?

  • Accessibility Post Web 2.0

    August 2011, Michael Cooper, 40 minutes

    This session presents how W3C develops technology standards and helps make the Web accessible to people with disabilities. It summarizes current work and plans to meet new challenges, and discusses the role Web designers can play

  • Screen readers, Web Standards and HTML5

    February 2011, Léonie Watson, 28 minutes

    Director of Accessibility at Nomensa, Léonie (@LeonieWatson) looks at the realities of screen readers, including how markup affects accessibility in these times of ARIA and HTML5. Using live demonstrations she’ll show frequently used features.

  • HTML5 Accesibility: is it ready yet?

    October 2010, Steve Faulkner & Hans Hillen, Fronteers 2010, 60 minutes

    What are the features in HTML5 that have the potential to: make it easier for developers to provide a more accessible user experience? make it harder for developers to provide a more accessible user experience? Where does WAI-ARIA fit into the HTML5 accessibility story? How can WAI-ARIA fill the gaps in HTML5 UI accessibility?

  • Accessibility on the Yahoo Homepage

    August 2010, Nicholas Zakas and Victor Tsaran, 58 minutes

    Nicholas Zakas, a principal developer of the Yahoo! homepage, and Victor Tsaran, Yahoo!’s senior accessibility manager, discuss the strategies and methods that made on of the most visited websites in the world fully accessible.

  • Making JavaScript Accessible

    June 2010, Dennis Lembree, 27 minutes

    Dennis Lembree, an accessibility expert and the creator of AccessibleTwitter, discusses the challenges of making JS-enabled sites accessible.

  • Building Accessible Widgets with YUI 3

    November 2009, Todd Kloots, 44 minutes

    In this YUIConf 2009 talk, YUI engineer Todd Kloots demonstrates the accessibility tools built into YUI 3.

  • Designing for All in a Web 2.0 World

    May 2009 Robin Christopherson 30 minutes

    Accessibility is key to online success in a Web2.0 world. Robin Christopherson, a leading figure in Europe’s accessibility community, and himself blind, investigates the challenges and opportunities facing web designers and developers using a wide range of websites and assistive technologies to illustrate good and bad practice. This very practical presentation will also outline the numerous spin-off benefits for usability, platform compliance and revenue that accessibility delivers.

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