This week our regular interview host Louis Simoneau (@rssaddict) interviews Bruce Lawson who is a member of the Web Standards Project’s Accessibility Task Force, works at the Opera team and contributes to HTML5 Doctor.
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MIX/MIX11/EXT19 Microformats are simple HTML design patterns for adding semantics to your web content. With additional semantic meaning, your content becomes more findable, extensible, standards-compliant and usable. And when built on a solid foundation of Plain Old Semantic Markup (POSH), your content also becomes more accessible. Emily Lewis, author of Microformats Made Simple, will discuss the benefits of microformats, as well as tools and resources to help you start publishing right away. But the focus will be on the practical application of microformats using POSH: link-based microformats, XFN, hCard and hCalendar. Emily will also discuss what HTML5 means for microformats, particularly microdata and the new semantic elements.
From http://www.geekinthepark.co.uk/ Patrick H. Lauke is the web editor for the University of Salford and a member of the Web Standards Project Accessibility Task Force. Patrick also writes on splintered, his freelance creativity and design site.
Bruce Lawson is also a member of the Web Standards Project Accessibility Task Force, who is an evangalist for Opera. Bruce also writes on his personal site.
To (maybe) close out our series on Open Source, Steve and I sit down with the great, Bruce Lawson of Opera! Bruce schools us on why the Open Web is so important
From Velocity Amsterdam 2015: - Where will your next customers come from? Why do the next billion matter, and where do they come from? - What devices do they use? - What challenges do they face? Devices, networks, etc. - What is coming in web standards to ameliorate some of these? - What can browsers do to help – and how do proxy browsers work? - How can web developers ensure their sites work properly with proxy browsers? - What is Opera doing to make its Opera Mini proxy browser faster and better?
About Bruce Lawson (Opera ASA): Bruce Lawson advocates open standards for Opera. He’s been involved in explaining and making web standards since 2002. He co-wrote the first book on HTML5, contributed to the W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices, and was a member of the Web Standards Project.
Web accessibility takes place on a foundation of technologies, the most common of which are developed and maintained by the Worldwide Web Consortium, or W3C. Its success is dependent on how well these underlying technologies support accessible user experiences. Fortunately for us, people like Steve Faulkner devote much of their time to ensure technology specifications, such as HTML5, include the hooks that make it possible to build an accessible and enjoyable user experience for everyone, including people who use assistive technologies, such as screen reader and screen magnification software, and different display and interaction modalities, such as user stylesheets and keyboard navigation.
Photo of Steve FaulknerThe web was created with accessibility as part its framework. Steve’s focus is to ensure accessibility remains a fundamental component of the web’s foundational technologies. Steve is co-editor of the HTML5 specification. He has been closely involved in other W3C specifications development, including the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) specification. In this podcast Steve joins Sarah Horton to tell us about:
The current status of the HTML5 specification How WAI-ARIA and HTML5 work together to support accessibility How accessibility is integrated into specification development What it’s like to work on a W3C specification
Google, via its rich snippets, has reported that microformats has a 94% usage share (as compared with RDFa etc.). So how does the future look for microformats? In this session, we’ll look closely at real problems with implementing microformats in HTML5 and how this can be done, and whether there will be a continuing place for them. We’ll also look at emerging technologies and techniques, such as RelMeAuth and discuss advanced user techniques. As Microformats passes through it’s 5th birthday, we’ll discuss the highs and lows of the project.
Tantek Çelik of Mozilla talks about the exciting improvements that microformats2 and newer HTML5 elements bring to structured web data.
Tantek will start with where we are with microformats now, challenges and lessons learned, and then finish with what we can do with HTML5 and microformats2 today. He will also talk about some of the other approaches to structured web data that have emerged (RDFa, microdata, OGP, schema, Twitter Cards), and which formats to use for search engines and public API’s.
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By Steve Faulkner at the Accessibility 2.0 conference in London, 2009.
Podcast #84: Web Axe 5-Year Anniversary | Web Axe - Practical Web Design Accessibility Tips - Podcast and Blog
In celebration of its 5th anniversary, Dennis and Ross discuss the history of Web Axe and several memorable moments. Then, nine special guests provide excellent insight and information relating to web accessibility including Paul Boag and Bruce Lawson.