Monthly Archives: June 2011

XCRI: End of the beginning

There was a theme developing at the XCRI Assembly in June. An extended period of beta testing and specification development is now drawing to an end: what comes next is adoption, use, and adaptation. Part of this is HEFCE’s investment … Continue reading

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Creating subtitles and audio descriptions with HTML5 video

At the a11y hackdays last week I was inspired by Bruce’s talk on HTML5 video and Web-VTT (web video text track) to make a W3C Widget for quickly creating text tracks. The basic components of the widget are the HTML5 … Continue reading

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HTML5 is far more than just a drop-in replacement for embedding

At the A11y Hackdays event in Birmingham this week Bruce Lawson of Opera gave a talk about HTML 5’s video and audio capabilities, and explained something that I hadn’t really grasped about them. The main topic of discussion has typically … Continue reading

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