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Talks by W3C Speakers

Many in the W3C community — including staff, chairs, and Member representatives — present W3C work at conferences and other events. Below you will find a list some of the talks. All material is copyright of the author, except where otherwise noted.

Listing is based on the following search constraints:

  • Possible presentation dates: past few months and upcoming
  • Technology area: Web Design and Applications

February 2016

  • 2016-02-14 (14 FEB)
    Abstract:
    This tutorial will provide you with a good understanding of the many unique characteristics of non-Latin writing systems, and illustrate the problems involved in implementing such scripts in products. It does not provide detailed coding advice, but does provide the essential background information you need to understand the fundamental issues related to Unicode deployment, across a wide range of scripts. The tutorial goes beyond encoding issues to discuss characteristics related to input of ideographs, combining characters, context-dependent shape variation, text direction, vowel signs, ligatures, punctuation, wrapping and editing, font issues, sorting and indexing, keyboards, and more. The concepts are introduced through the use of examples from Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, Hindi/Tamil, Russian and Greek.

March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

  • 2016-05-03 (3 MAY)

    A história das CSS: do Working Group às especificações (The CSS History: from the Working Group to the specs)

    by Newton

    CSS Day

    Maceió, Brazil

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    The CSS history will be shown in this presentation, which also will show about the CSS Working Group as well as the W3C process of creating specs and recommendations.
  • 2016-05-09 (9 MAY)

    Catching Up with Accessibility: Beginner's Basics (tutorial)

    by Shawn Henry

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    If you're just getting started in web accessibility or if you want to make sure you have the basics covered, this class is for you. It provides you with a solid foundation for understanding how people with disabilities use the web, experiencing common web accessibility barriers, and learning the easy things and the most important things you can do now to get up to speed on accessibility. We'll focus mostly on the user experience aspects of web accessibility, and mention a little about the underlying code. (You don't need to know HTML or coding to get a lot from this class.) For those who want to learn about checking/evaluating web accessibility, this class provides a good basis for tomorrow's class, "Easy Checks for Web Accessibility: Get the Gist (No Experience Necessary)."
  • 2016-05-09 (9 MAY)

    Easy Checks for Web Accessibility: Get the Gist (No Experience Necessary) (tutorial)

    by Shawn Henry

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Have you ever wondered: "Is this web page accessible?" If you can use the Web, you can get a good start at an answer — no expertise required! Whereas web accessibility evaluation tools spit out complex results that require knowledge to interpret, the W3C resource "Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility" provides a different approach. It walks you through some basic accessibility evaluation with guidance for understanding what you are checking. Most people can complete these checks in about 10 minutes once they understand them. If you're new to web accessibility, it will take some time to learn. This session provides a jump start to understanding and using Easy Checks so that you can start to answer: "Is this web page accessible?” (Monday's class, "Catching Up with Accessibility: Beginners Basics," provides a handy background for this class; however, it is not a prerequisite.)
  • 2016-05-09 (9 MAY)

    The WAI to Web Accessibility: An Interactive Tour Through Resources form the W3C Web Accessibility (tutorial)

    by Shawn Henry, Sharron Rush, and Brent Bakken

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    W3C WAI is best know for WCAG, the international web standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Yet WAI provides a wealth of web accessibility information for project managers, content authors, developers, designers, testers, policy makers, trainers, people with disabilities, accessibility advocates, and others. However, some people are overwhelmed from starting with the standards. But there's an easier way! In this class we'll help you find the gold within the WAI website. WAI provides resources to help you create an environment where accessibility flourishes -- whether you need to better understand how people use the web, prepare a business case to secure management support, train developers new to accessibility, integrate accessibility into a project plan, write an accessibility policy, meet international standards, or learn best practices for mobile accessibility. Whatever your web accessibility questions, and we'll show you where to go for answers. You'll also get a sneak peak at new resources in development and learn how you can help advance web accessibility and share your insights with others.
  • 2016-05-25 (25 MAY)

    The Future of Speech Standards (panel)

    by Deborah Dahl, Daniel Burnett, and Brian Susko

    SpeechTEK 2016

    Washington, D.C., USA

    Relevant technology areas: Web of Devices and Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Which emerging standards, such as WebRTC, SCXML and discovery and registration of multimodal modality components, should SpeechTEK attendees be aware of? What new standards and extensions for existing standards are needed to accelerate the development of new applications using speech technologies? Which standards would enable virtual agents to communicate with one another? What new speech standards are needed, such as statistical language models or JavaScript APIs in the browser? Which standards organizations should be involved? How can standards accommodate advances in spoken dialogue technology, such as statistical dialogue management or incremental speech processing?
  • 2016-05-26 (26 MAY)

    Developing Multimodal Applications for New Platforms

    by Deborah Dahl

    SpeechTEK 2016

    Washington, D.C., USA

    Relevant technology areas: Web of Devices and Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Multimodal interfaces, combining speech, graphics, and sensor input, are becoming increasingly important for interaction with the rapidly expanding variety of nontraditional platforms, including mobile, wearable, robots, and devices in the Internet of Things. User interfaces on these platforms will need to be much more varied than traditional user interfaces. We demonstrate how to develop multimodal clients using standards such as WebRTC, WebAudio, and Web Sockets and the Open Web Platform, including open technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript and CSS. We also discuss integration with cloud resources for technologies such as speech recognition and natural language understanding. Attendees should have access to a browser that supports the Open Web Platform standards, for example, the current versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Opera. Basic knowledge of HTML5 and JavaScript would be very helpful.

June 2016

  • 2016-06-16 (16 JUN)

    The third Browser Was is over and it’s a bloodshed

    by Daniel Glazman

    web2day

    Nantes, France

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents and Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    The third Browser War ignited more or less in 2010 when the four (yes, only four…) companies owning a major Web rendering engine started fighting for market shares. That war now reaches an end, and the browser landscape is, in five years’ time, extremely different from what it used to be. In this talk, I’m going to give you an insider’s view of the events, and will dive into the specifics of some that made the headlines more than others. You will discover a world deeply driven by technology, but with one unique goal, world domination, and where individual behaviours are not always at their best.
  • 2016-06-17 (17 JUN)

    The evolution of CSS 4 Color

    by Chris Lilley

    CSS Day

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents and Web Design and Applications.

  • 2016-06-23 (23 JUN)
    Abstract:
    Over the last few years, the W3C Web Performance Working Group has been working to add several new performance-related APIs and to evolve the existing ones. Todd Reifsteck and Philippe Le Hegaret discuss the work the W3C Web Performance Working Group is doing, as well as performance-related efforts by other groups, so that you can be up to date with the latest developments and what’s coming next. Todd and Philippe also discuss how easy it is to get involved, provide feedback, and influence the direction that these standards will take, in order to help shape the future of web performance and the Web in general.

November 2016

  • 2016-11-21 (21 NOV)

    XForms, the only Standard Web Framework

    by Steven Pemberton

    NLUUG najaarsconferentie
    (NLUUG Autumn Conference)

    Bunnik, The Netherlands

    Relevant technology areas: Web Architecture, XML Core Technology, and Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    XForms is a W3C standard that was originally designed to allow the specification of form-handling on the web. However, after the release of version 1.0, it was quickly realised that with a small amount of generalisation the markup could be used for more general processing and application definition. And so was born XForms 1.1. XForms has now been in use for a number of years, and is widely used on websites, but also for other applications, such as the definition of machine interfaces, the operation of submarines, for ship-building, banking and insurance, food processing, medical research, and many others. The Dutch weather service KNMI is based on XForms; several Dutch government ministries use XForms. XForms is an integral part of ODF, the Open Office Format. XForms has a number of unique properties when compared with most framework languages. Firstly it has a strict separation of data and user-interface, allowing you to specify what might be called data sheets with initial values, types, constraints and dependencies, separately from the interface. Secondly, the interface uses intent-based controls that only specify what the control is supposed to do, and not how it should achieve that. That means for instance that the same control can drive a menu, or a drop down list or radio buttons, depending on needs. This can be changed by style sheets for instance. This makes applications far more device-independent, since an application can adapt to its environment, rather than requiring the author to write different applications for different devices. Thirdly, functionality is specified declaratively rather than procedurally. This reduces the size of application significantly, and vastly reduces production times and costs (examples have shown that an order of magnitude savings can be achieved). This talk introduces the elements of XForms, and then develops a Google-maps-style application in about 100 lines of code.

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