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Harmonized Accessibility Testing

The first accessibility testing tools and methodologies emerged soon after first publication of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in 1999. Already back then some of these implemented slightly different interpretations of WCAG. For example, a method may mistakenly fail text alternatives that are too long when that is not actually defined by WCAG. […]

Adding another permission? Questions and suggestions

So, you’re thinking of adding a new permission prompt to the Web platform? Specification authors and feature designers may find this list of questions useful to think through. This was inspired by discussions at the W3C Workshop on Permissions and User Consent held last September in San Diego. A full workshop report is available from […]

The MDN developer and designer survey 2019

Web developers and designers, we want to hear from you! Designed in collaboration with browser vendors and W3C, the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) just launched a Web Developer and Designer Needs Assessments survey. Take this opportunity to influence browser vendors! Let us know where you are experiencing difficulties when building for the Web. It’s easy […]

CAPTCHA Wide Review Draft Published

Today the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group, with the assistance of its Research Questions Task Force (RQTF), has published another draft update to the W3C Note “Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA”, first published in 2005: http://www.w3.org/TR/turingtest We thank the community for comments provided on earlier drafts of this document. Your comments have helped us improve our […]

Diversity at W3C: 2019 update; launch of TPAC Diversity Fund

There is increasing awareness of the need for greater diversity in the tech field. We would like W3C to be a model of supporting diversity. W3C stakeholders have established a TPAC Diversity Fund. As an international organization, we see the immense value we gain from having greater diversity and expertise from across multiple countries and […]

Privacy Anti-Patterns in Standards

The Web suffers from large scale, frequent, and often invisible privacy violations. These pervasive privacy problems threaten the Web’s ability to serve as a preeminent application platform and information distribution system. W3C’s Privacy Interest Group (PING) has been seeing several patterns in web standards that are harmful to Web Privacy. Though each of these occur […]