Getting Ahead of the Curve: Scalable, Accessible, Enterprise-class Video on the Web

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 9:15am in Windsor on Wednesday November, 16.



  • John Foliot, Principal Accessibility Strategist, Deque Systems

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Expert
  • Type of session: General Conference


HTML5’s video element has made web-based video delivery a first-class citizen, and now everyone is racing to use video. Are you (accessibility) ready?


From the re-purposing of TV commercials on your website, to complete VOD (Video on Demand) eLearning interactive webinars, we are seeing a huge increase in the use of streaming video across corporate, government and academic websites. But just as video content is multi-modal in its delivery of information (sight, sound, animation, etc.), so too is there a multitude of requirements to ensure that your enterprise is equipped with a scalable, accessible video solution.

In this presentation, we will look at all of the requirements your integrated enterprise video solution requires, from addressing issues of scalability, multiple-form-factors and bandwidth scenarios, to hardware and software requirements on the back end, and of course accessibility considerations. Key topics will include Infrastructure requirements, production requirements, and a quick look into our crystal ball for the immediate and longer-range future.


  1. Overview of legal responsabilities and policies/standards
  2. In-depth review of requirements of both players and content
  3. Best Practices, tips and resources

Disability Areas


Topic Areas

Administrative/Campus Policy, Information Resources, Legal, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

John Foliot

John Foliot is a 16 year veteran of Web Accessibility, living and working in Austin, Texas. Currently Principal Accessibility Strategist at Deque Systems Inc., he has previously held accessibility related positions at JPMorgan Chase and Stanford University. Prior to that, he co-founded a web accessibility consultancy in Ottawa, Canada, providing services to the Canadian Federal Government. John is also actively involved with the W3C - the international internet standards body - where he previously co-chaired a subcommittee on the accessibility requirements for media elements in HTML5. Currently he is am involved in work related to Cognitive disabilities, CSS and SVG accessibility, and emergent standards related to HTML5.1.