Sessions at Europäisches Accessibility Forum about Higher Education

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Friday 27th March 2009

  • Web Standards and Accessibility in Higher Education

    by Lars Gunther, Chris Mills, Dr. Carlos Velasco and Hartmut Wöhlbier

    Though experts say the browser is “"the most hostile software development environment imaginable"”, universities often deride HTML as not being a “real programming language”. As a result, some educators have fallen years behind current developments and are still teaching table-based layouts and font tags. This is making it increasingly difficult for companies to find qualified frontend developers. Why is this happening? How will the web standards and accessibility curricula developed by the panel participants help change this?

    At 2:40pm to 3:40pm, Friday 27th March