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Redirecting to https on all of www.w3.org

W3C’s main web site www.w3.org has been available via https for over a decade, but until now we have not been redirecting all requests to https as is commonly done on most other sites. The primary reason for this is that we wanted to avoid causing issues for software requesting machine-readable resources from www.w3.org such […]
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Accessibility of Remote Meetings Published as W3C Group Note

W3C WAI announces publication of the Group Note Accessibility of Remote Meetings. It is a companion to the more succinct W3C resource: How to Make Your Presentations and Meetings Accessible to All. The impact of COVID-19 has seen a substantial increase in usage of remote meeting platforms. Before 2020, software-based remote meeting applications were available, […]
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Synchronization Accessibility User Requirements (SAUR)

The successful synchronization of multimedia content, especially audio and video, is essential to accessible web-based communication and cooperation. Understandable media is therefore media synchronized to very specific limits, which have been investigated in multiple research studies. By clarifying the parameters of adequate synchronization we can influence the development of future technologies, specifications, and accessibility guidelines. […]
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EPUB 3.3 is now in CR

The EPUB 3 Working Group is pleased to announce that three of our documents have now progressed to Candidate Recommendation: EPUB 3.3, EPUB 3.3 Reading Systems, and EPUB Accessibility 1.1. We encourage implementers to review the specifications and test. EPUB 3.3 EPUB 3.3 is completely backwards compatible with previous versions of EPUB 3, meaning that […]
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Towards a Dubbing and Audio Description exchange format

W3C has begun work on an open standard exchange format for audio description and dubbing scripts and wants interested people to review the draft requirements first published on 2022-05-10. This post is by one of the TTWG Chairs. It’s about this work and why it is important, and why now is a good time to […]
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Impact of W3C WAI work recognized in Brewer’s ACM service award

Judy Brewer has been recognized by the ACM for service to the computing community through her leadership at W3C of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) work. This work includes development of multiple web accessibility standards which have been adopted globally and have improved accessibility for millions worldwide. The ACM noted: “In the late 1990s, although […]
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A letter from our CEO: The Web as the ultimate tool of resilience for the world

A letter from our CEO Marking two years since the start of the pandemic, W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe reflects on how the web became the ultimate tool of resilience for the world. The Web as the ultimate tool of resilience for the world It’s hard to draw a thread between Wordle, vaccine appointments, and the […]
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