Panel discussion at the European Accessibility Forum Frankfurt (eafra.eu) with Lars Gunther (The Web Standards Project Education Task Force), Chris Mills (Opera Software), Dr. Carlos Velasco (Fraunhofer FIT), and Prof. Hartmut Wöhlbier, 27 March 2009.
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?
See also the preceeding presentations:
Chris Mills: vimeo.com/4042887
Lars Gunther: vimeo.com/4043003
Dr. Carlos Velasco: vimeo.com/4043136
Deutsche Version: vimeo.com/4043250
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