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WAI-ARIA Graphics Module Published

By Amelia Bellamy-Royds A First Public Working Draft of the WAI-ARIA Graphics Module was published today. This new vocabulary for describing graphical documents allows improved representation to and interaction with people with disabilities, and will be of interest to those working in any graphics format on the web or in XML documents. It is being […]
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Media Accessibility User Requirements is a W3C Note

By Janina Sajka Today the Protocols and Formats Working Group published Media Accessibility User Requirements (MAUR) as a W3C Note. This document describes the needs of users with disabilities to be able to consume media (video and audio) content. In development since late 2009, the MAUR has already been used to ensure that the HTML […]
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New Scholarly Coalition Embraces W3C Web Annotations

Today marks the launch of an informal annotation coalition, organized by the Hypothes.is Project, a W3C Member. W3C is excited to be part of this growing effort of over 40 leading organizations in the technology and scholarly publishing communities, including W3C Members IDPF, MIT Press, and Wiley. The partners in this coalition share a vision […]
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New Draft for Portable Web Publications has been Published

One of the results of the busy TPAC F2F meeting of the DPUB IG Interest Group (see the separate reports on TPAC for the first and second F2F days), the group just published a new version of the Portable Web Publications for the Open Web Platform (PWP) draft. This draft incorporates the discussions at the […]
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W3C Welcomes the FIDO 2.0 Member Submission

Today, W3C welcomes the FIDO 2.0 Platform specifications as a Member Submission. On the Web, passwords are both an everyday inconvenience for users and a weakness against modern security threats. Users re-use passwords across different sites and password databases are irresistible targets for an enterprising attacker. W3C is committed to bringing the Web to its […]
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Better specifications for the sake of the Web

This post is co-authored by Virginie Galindo and Richard Ishida, currently working hand in hand to promote better wide review of W3C specifications. The Open Web Platform is getting increased traction from new communities and markets thanks to the attractive portability and cross-device nature of its specifications – characteristics which are strengthened by horizontal and […]
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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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