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More Accessible Web Authoring with ATAG 2.0

Easier production of accessible Web content is an important aspect of improving accessibility of the Web for people with disabilities. One of the factors that can help towards that goal is better support for accessibility in the authoring tools themselves. WAI is pleased to announce the publication of the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 […]

TPE to CR: Advancing the conversation about Web tracking preferences

W3C’s Tracking Protection Working Group today published the Candidate Recommendation of the Tracking Preference Expression (TPE) and calls for implementation and testing of the specification. Congratulations to the Working Group on this progress. Abstract: This specification defines the DNT request header field as an HTTP mechanism for expressing the user’s preference regarding tracking, an HTML […]

Moving the Web Platform forward

The Web Platform keeps moving forward every day. Back in October last year, following the release of HTML 5.0 as a Recommendation, I wrote about Streaming video on the Web as a good example of more work to do. But that’s only one among many: persistent background processing, frame rate performance data, metadata associated with […]

WICG: Evolving the Web from the ground up

We are super excited to announce the launch of the W3C’s Web Platform Incubator Community Group (WICG). Despite the funny name (“the Why-See-Gee, really?”), this is a great new initiative that seeks to make it easier for developers to propose new platform features for standardization. What we want to achieve The purpose of the WICG: […]

ARIA and DPUB published a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

By: Tzviya Siegman, Markus Gylling, and Rich Schwerdtfeger We are excited to announce that a joint task force of the Protocols and Formats Working Group and the Digital Publishing Interest Group (DPUB IG) has published a First Public Working Draft of Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0 (DPUB-ARIA 1.0). This draft represents the joint collaboration of […]

Planning the future of the Digital Publishing Interest Group

Time flies… it has almost been two years since the Digital Publishing Interest Group started its work. Lot has happened in those two years; the group has published a report on the Annotation Use Cases (which contributed to the establishment of a separate Web Annotation Working Group); has conducted a series of interviews (and published […]