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Bruce Lawson – Native multimedia with HTML5

Web Directions @media 2011, London, May 26th 1:40pm.

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Session description

A much-​​​​hyped feature of HTML5 is native multimedia. In this session we’ll look at embedding

We’ll look at the pros and the cons of HTML5 multimedia and see how to write simple controls with JavaScript. Most excitingly, we’ll also look at how HTML5 builds in support for subtitles and captions for multimedia accessibility. And you might pick up a Turkish dancing tip on the way.

About Bruce Lawson

Photo of Bruce LawsonBruce evangelises Open Web Standards for Opera. He’s currently working with the British Standards Institution to draft the new Standard for commissioning accessible web sites and writing a book about HTML5. Previously, he’s been front-​​end technical lead for the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority web sites, tutor to a princess’ daughter in Thailand, a movie extra in Bombay, and a tarot card reader in Istanbul. He blogs at brucelawson​.co​.uk, drinks Guinness and is training for a blue belt in kickboxing.

Follow Bruce on Twitter: @brucel

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