W3C Strategic Highlights, May 2020

29 May 2020 | Archive

W3C released today to the public the May 2020 W3C Strategic Highlights. The report covers the massive and critical work that took place since last September at the Web Consortium toward the growth and strength of the Web, how W3C meets industry needs, and provides updates in key areas, as well as the latest around Web for all and outreach to the world. We also invite you to read W3C CEO’s thoughts on the recent Virtual W3C Advisory Committee Meeting.

Authorized Translation of WCAG 2.1 in Dutch

26 May 2020 | Archive

Screenshot showing the w3c logo and the title of the W3C WCAG 2.1 Web Content Accessibility GuidelinesToday W3C published the Authorized Dutch Translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Richtlijnen voor Toegankelijkheid van Webcontent (WCAG) 2.1. The Lead Translation Organization for this Authorized Translation was the Accessibility Foundation.

Translations in other languages are listed in WCAG 2 Translations. W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) particularly encourages the development of Authorized Translations of WCAG 2.1 and other technical specifications to facilitate their adoption and implementation internationally. Read about the Policy for W3C Authorized Translations.

First Public Working Draft: CSS Box Sizing Module Level 4

26 May 2020 | Archive

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Box Sizing Module Level 4. This module extends the CSS sizing properties with keywords that represent content-based “intrinsic” sizes and context-based “extrinsic” sizes, allowing CSS to more easily describe boxes that fit their content or fit into a particular layout context. This is a delta spec over CSS Sizing Level 3.

CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, etc.

W3C Consortium and Financial Management RFP

20 May 2020 | Archive

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As W3C moves toward a stand-alone Legal Entity we owe it to ourselves, our Members and our Community to explore the best way to run the organization and deliver the high-quality experiences that our community has come to expect. One of these areas is how we manage most of the back-office functions of the Legal Entity. To that extent, we are soliciting proposals for Consortium Management and Financial Management services. You can find the RFP here.

If your organization provides these services, or you know a great organization that does, we would like to have you send the responses to If you have any questions, you can send them to that same e-mail or directly to Alan Bird, W3C Business Development Lead,

Interested parties must respond by 26 June 2020, and we expect making a selection by 31 August 2020. We look forward to getting some great responses for W3C’s future!

New Videos Introduce Web Accessibility — Great for GAAD

15 May 2020 | Archive

The Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published 5 short videos that introduce evaluation resources from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The animated videos cover: Easy Checks — A First Review of Web Accessibility, Evaluation Tools, Conformance Evaluation including the Report Tool, and Involving Users in Web Accessibility. Other WAI videos include: Video Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards and the Web Accessibility Perspectives videos that demonstrate how accessibility is essential for some and useful for all. These videos are particularly useful to share for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 21 May 2020 — along with the free online course: Introduction to Web Accessibility.

Call for Review: DOM Review Draft — Published 18 June 2019 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

14 May 2020 | Archive

As part of working with the WHATWG together on HTML and DOM, W3C selected today to endorse the WHATWG DOM Review Draft – Published 18 June 2019 as a W3C Proposed Recommendation. DOM defines a platform-neutral model for events, aborting activities, and node trees. We invite the community to provide feedback until 25 June 2020.

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