Semantic Subtleties

Presented at 8:00am in WB II on Thursday, November 17, 2016.



  • Eric Eggert, Knowbility

Session Details

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


A semantic HTML structure is the backbone of every website. Learn how to use HTML semantics to easily enrich your website and make navigation and redesigning easier.


Using practical examples, Eric Eggert shows how to use HTML to its full effect, sprinkle in some light ARIA and SVG and your website gets much more expressive.


  1. How to construct a website properly
  2. advantages of native HTML5
  3. the importance for semantics and accessibility

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mobility, Other, Vision

Topic Areas

Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Eric Eggert

Eric works with Knowbility to make the web more accessible for people with disabilities and easier to use for everyone. His assignments include being a fellow at W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative where he helped to write guidance for developers and tools for people testing websites.

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