W3C and Usability

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World Usability Day (11 Nov) Event

L'Ergonomie au service de la Communication

Use-Age Sophia Antipolis - 16 Nov 2010

Daniel Dardailler

W3C Director of International Relations, Associate Chairman.

These slides at http://www.w3.org/2010/11/dd-wud.html


W3C, Accessibility, Usability

WAI Site was redesigned with Web Usability in mind.

ISO 9241 Usability definition close to our goal with WAI: the effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction with which specified users achieve specified goals in particular environments

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Criteria: Content, Usability, Performance

W3C Exec Summary

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an International Consortium where Member and External organizations, a full-time technical staff, and the public work together to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing Web standards such as protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.

Director: WWW (http, HTML, URL) inventor Tim Berners Lee http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/

W3C Process Flow

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Web Standards

W3C stack of technologies, showing main topc areas of work and standards

WAI Web Accessibility Initiative

Separating Content and Presentation

Author Advantages

Webmaster Advantages

Reader Advantages

Implementor Advantages

W3C Eating its own dog food!

W3C works with thousands of engineers using the Web and the Internet as a platform.

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