Accessible Name and Description Computation (Accname) is a W3C Recommendation
Accessible Name and Description Computation 1.1 (“Accname”) was published today as a “W3C Recommendation” web standard. It describes how browsers and other user agents determine the names and descriptions of accessible objects from web content languages. This information is in turn exposed through accessibility APIs so that assistive technologies can identify these objects and present their names or descriptions to users.
Pronunciation Task Force: Seeking Participation
The Pronunciation Task Force is seeking contributors who would like to help the Web do a better job pronouncing content through text to speech (TTS), including screen readers. See additional information in the APA Announces Pronunciation Task Force blog post.
New Resource: Developing an Accessibility Statement
Developing an Accessibility Statement helps you create an accessibility statement for your website, mobile app, or other digital content. It includes a free generator tool and examples. The tool helps you collect and enter relevant information to create an accessibility statement for your particular content and situation. See more information in How to Create Accessibility Statements blog post.
New Resource: The Business Case for Digital Accessibility
The Business Case for Digital Accessibility describes that accessibility can drive innovation, enhance your brand, extend market reach, and minimize legal risk. It includes direct and indirect benefits of accessibility, and the risks of not addressing accessibility adequately. It provides case studies and examples that demonstrate how continued investment in accessibility is good for your organization.
For Review: Personalization Documents
The updated Personalization Semantics Explainer Working Draft provides an introduction to personalizing the user experience to meet the needs and preferences of users, and to current work on specifications to support personalization. Personalization Working Drafts published today include: Personalization Semantics Content Module, Personalization Help and Support, and Personalization Tools. The Personalization Task Force is seeking advice on choosing an implementation mechanism; see the Issue under Vocabulary Implementations.
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