HTML 5 - A Postcard from the Trenches

Tech Briefing

Friday, August 20, 2010, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Turing Auditorium
Presenter: John Foliot, Stanford Online Accessibility Program (

Online Presentation

HTML5 is here, it's hot and everyone wants to know more. But what *is* HTML5, and can we really start using it today? Stanford's Online Accessibility Program's John Foliot has been actively involved at the W3C during the development of HTML5, serving as co-Chair of the HTML5-Accessibility Task Force (media), and shares insight as to where we stand today.

  • What does HTML5 really mean?
  • What does it include?
  • Exclude?
  • What about accessibility?
  • Interoperability?
  • "Browser wars" Part 2?
  • Can we use HTML5 today?