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TPAC2015 and IETF94

We held TPAC 2015, our annual organization-wide meeting, on 26-30 October 2015 in Sapporo, Japan. We registered a record attendance of 580 participants throughout the week, breaking last year’s record participation of 550. 43 work groups met face-to-face, participants organized 50 breakout sessions on security, web payments, web of things, web-based signage, HTML, Testing, CSS, […]
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W3Cx: Expose your skills as a Web developer

With our growing success in W3Cx, our edX’s MOOC platform, W3C is launching a new LinkedIn group as a way for Web developers to showcase their Web technologies skills. This W3Cx Verified Students group is available to all W3Cx students who have earned a W3Cx Verified Certificate. This group provides a way to recognize the […]
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Privacy Bridges with Do Not Track

We welcome the inclusion of W3C’s Do Not Track specification among the “privacy bridges” proposed by an international group of privacy experts as structures to improve US-EU privacy cooperation. “Bridges” is an apt descriptor for W3C’s work on voluntary consensus technical standards, through which we aim to make the Web work for users, developers, and […]
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W3C Releases Web Developers Avenue

We are releasing today W3C Developers avenue, a one-stop page featuring the offerings and tools W3C has for Web developers, to guide them to what they need for their work. We are doing this to encourage greater developer engagement with W3C due to their increased importance leveraging the Open Web Platform. This one-stop page presents […]
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Geek Week at W3C

A little-known fact about W3C is that once a year there is Geek Week — a time for staff, technical or not, to spend a few days on a project of their choosing, either individually or with others. Some use this time for self-development, such as a reading week. Some use it for creating or […]
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Work Begins on Extensions to WCAG 2.0

Last week a new charter for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group (WG) was formally approved by W3C after having been reviewed by the W3C Member organizations. For the first time since the finalization of WCAG 2.0 in 2008, this charter allows the Working Group to explore ways to provide guidelines beyond WCAG […]
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TPAC 2016 dates and location announced

We have announced today that the 2016 W3C Technical Plenary (TPAC) will be held on 19-23 September 2016 at the Congress Center of Lisbon, in Portugal. Please, save the date! W3C hosts this yearly five-day event to allow Working Groups (WG) and Interest Groups (IG) to hold their face to face meetings in one place […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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