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New Resource: Authoring Tool Accessibility Report Generator

30 June 2020 | Archive

The Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published the ATAG Report Tool. Authoring tools are software and services used to create web content – such as content management systems (CMS) and what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) HTML editors. W3C’s Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) addresses making the authoring tools themselves accessible and helping authors create more accessible web content. Learn more from the ATAG Overview. The new ATAG Report Tool helps authoring tool vendors and evaluators provide information to project managers, procurers, and others who need to know how well potential authoring tools support accessibility.

Upcoming: W3C Virtual Workshop on Web & Machine Learning

8 June 2020 | Archive

W3C Web & Machine Learning Workshop page banner image W3C announced today the Web & Machine Learning Workshop, previously postponed due to the international travel situation, is now being organized as a virtual event in September 2020.

The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together providers of Machine Learning tools and frameworks with Web platform practitioners to enrich the Open Web Platform with better foundations for machine learning.

The event will be organized as a combination of pre-recorded talks (to be submitted in July 2020) followed by a series of live sessions in September, organized around 4 main themes:

  • Opportunities and Challenges of Browser Based Machine Learning
  • Web Platform Foundations for Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning Experiences on the Web: A Developer’s Perspective
  • Machine Learning Experiences on the Web: A User’s Perspective

The event is free and open to anyone with relevant perspectives on the topic to register for the event. For more information on the workshop, please see the workshop details and submission instructions.

Deadline to submit a proposal for a talk is 3 July 2020 and registration is open through 14 August 2020.

Updated Working Draft: Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them

22 June 2020 | Archive

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has published an updated Working Draft of Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them. This document is part of work on future accessibility guidelines, including WCAG 3.0. It explores the challenges of evaluating a broad range of websites and applications for conformance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and explores approaches for mitigating these challenges. Please see the blog post for information on this document and questions for review: Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them – blog.

HTML Review Draft 29 January 2020 Endorsed as a W3C Candidate Recommendation

18 June 2020 | Archive

As part of working with the WHATWG together on HTML and DOM, W3C selected today to endorse the WHATWG HTML Review Draft — Published 29 January 2020 as a W3C Candidate Recommendation. This document is published for purposes of patent review by WHATWG Workstream Participants and as a W3C Candidate Recommendation. We invite the community to provide feedback until 16 July 2020.

Call for Review: TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.2 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

16 June 2020 | Archive

The Timed Text Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.2. This specification defines two profiles of [ttml2]: a text-only profile and an image-only profile. These profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering and conversion to other subtitling and captioning formats.

Comments are welcome through 28 July 2020.

Updated Candidate Recommendation: Web Audio API

11 June 2020 | Archive

The Audio Working Group invites implementation of its updated Candidate Recommendation of Web Audio API. This specification describes a high-level Web API for processing and synthesizing audio in web applications. The primary paradigm is of an audio routing graph, where a number of AudioNode objects are connected together to define the overall audio rendering. The actual processing will primarily take place in the underlying implementation (typically optimized Assembly / C / C++ code), but direct script processing and synthesis is also supported.

First Public Working Draft: Rules for Simple Placement of Japanese Ruby

9 June 2020 | Archive

The Internationalization Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Rules for Simple Placement of Japanese Ruby. This document provides a simple set of rules for placement of Ruby text in Japanese typography that can be used as a minimum baseline for implementers and specification writers. It was developed by the JLReq (Japanese Layout) Task Force as a companion to Requirements for Japanese Text Layout 日本語組版処理の要件(日本語版).

Ruby is the name given to the small annotations in Japanese content that are rendered alongside base text, usually to provide a pronunciation guide, but sometimes to provide other information.

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