HTML5 a W3C Recommendation – Accessibility FTW!

Posted on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 by Mike Paciello
HTML5 Accessibility

TPG’s  testimonial  on the publication of the W3C HTML5 Recommendation:

HTML5 is a great leap forward for an accessible web. In HTML5, accessibility is a core design principle. For the first time the semantics of HTML have been mapped, and implementation requirements defined in terms of the way HTML semantics are conveyed to people using assistive technologies.

The addition of new interactive controls, native video and captioning and new structural elements in HTML5, make it easier than ever for developers to create HTML interfaces that are usable by everyone. The inclusion of WAI-ARIA in HTML5 also provides developers with the tools and information to create accessible custom content and controls that extend the core features of HTML.

The Paciello Group (TPG) is both proud and honored to have contributed to the development of HTML5, but recognizes that it is not an end in itself. HTML5 represents a very positive step in the evolution of the language of the web and TPG welcomes the opportunity to continue contributing to its positive development.

Mike Paciello– Founder, The Paciello Group (TPG)W3C Member

Further reading

Since 2007, TPG staff have actively contributed to the development of HTML5 at the W3C. Our involvement includes:


About Mike Paciello

Mike is the Founding Partner of The Paciello Group. He has been in the accessibility business since the mid-80's, both as a usability and accessibility engineer. In 2006, along with his friend and colleague Jim Tobias, he was appointed co-chair to the United States Federal Access Board's Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC). In years past he has been involved in several well known accessibility ventures including ICADD, WAI, and WebABLE (his first official web site and start-up). Most recently, together with, he launched a new internet channel,, dedicated to building greater awareness about technology and people with disabilities.


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