Call for Participation in Haptic Interaction on the Web Community Group

W3C has launched the Haptic Interaction on the Web Community Group


Haptic feedback can offer significant benefits in terms of accessibility and usability of touch-based interfaces. Many mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, incorporate built in vibration feedback. The W3C Vibration API [1] will allow Web application developers to utilize vibration effects via Javascript and some have previously proposed the addition of haptic properties to CSS [2] [3].

As new haptic technologies are expected to emerge in the near term, now is the time to bring interested parties from the research, user, and vendor communities together to examine and discuss standardization, accessibility, authoring, and user experience.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/vibration/

[2] https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2010-June/013334.html

[3] http://chrisnager.com/touchable-textures-with-css-can-you-feel-me/


In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account.

This group was originally proposed on 2013-02-13 by Markku Hakkinen. The following people supported its creation: Markku Hakkinen, Catherine Roy, Shilpi Kapoor, Jaime Rice, Jukka Liimatainen.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on site-comments@w3.org

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

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