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W3Cx-HTML5 course - Accessibility feedback

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:28:15 -0500
Message-ID: <5579B71F.5040705@w3.org>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Hi EOWG folks,

W3C is doing an HTML5 course [1] and it includes some on accessibility. Below are some comments on accessibility from those taking the course.

It looks like this course is indeed a good education and outreach vehicle.

Cheers,
~ Shawn

[1] https://www.edx.org/course/learn-html5-w3c-w3cx-html5-1x

New elements and accessibility
I like the new elements and plan to use them. I have not been as diligent about accessibility as I should have been. The course makes me realize how shortsighted and irresponsible that is, and motivates me to make my sites accessible going forward.

Accessibility issues continue
I started building websites in the 1980s, and since I worked with people unable to read regular print material, I learned early on to make the webpages accessible to screen readers and enlargers. Of course, much has changed since then, when nearly all one had to do was add ALT tags to images. I'm glad to see it is being discussed here!

great to see accessibility brought in at the beginning
I really appreciate the inclusion of accessibility concerns in these beginning dicussions as it it so often an after thought.

I am also pleased to see accessibility concerns. I had not thought much about it until I began studying this course, and right away, I have learned something new.

Good to know about accessibility
I think I made a good decision to take this course. I heard about the term accessibility, but i never know what i should do with it. Now i know, and i think it is really important. I will definitely use the best practice taught in this course for my work. I am really enjoying this course. Thank you.

Excellent Details
I'm really glad I'm taking this course. I'm a big fan of doing things by following standards and this will help me create my websites more user friendly. Yes, I do plan to use the new structural elements in my immediate web design. I have never heard about *accessibility* before. The best practices presented in this lecture will definitely help me achieve better results.
I have created several websites in the past, but I don't think they are compliant as I have just learnt today :) Hmmm, back to the drawing board.

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