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W3C DevMeetup report – Vancouver, 2022

On September 13, 2022, in Vancouver BC, Canada, the W3C developer relations team organized a developer meetup as part of  the annual W3C TPAC2022 (Technical Plenary /  Advisory Committee) week for the global Web community to coordinate the development of Web standards. Today, we are pleased to share the recorded videos of the four talks […]
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W3C Accessibility Maturity Model

Why Does Accessibility Need a Maturity Model? It’s not enough to get a product accessible. The entire product experience should be accessible, and organizations need to implement processes and systems that can objectively measure whether the correct steps have been taken to keep the product experience accessible. This maturity model additionally includes employee-facing communications, training, […]
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W3C Developer meetup in Vancouver, Canada, 13 September

W3C invites the vibrant Vancouver-based tech community to its Developer meetup, on Tuesday 13 September 2022 (6:00 -8:45pm PT). This event is free of charge but registration is mandatory and operates under COVID-19 health rules. We are very much looking forward to connecting with local developers, designers, product and project managers, etc., who are interested […]
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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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