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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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Web standards makers share their thoughts on W3C TPAC 2021

An annual conference to advance standards development W3C’s annual conference is the Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meeting, or TPAC. This event brings together a global community of more than a thousand software engineers, architects, web developers, and product teams to advance standards development on emerging web technologies. W3C group participants share their enthusiasm in […]
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Privacy Interest Group (PING) 2021 year in review and thank yous

PING 2021 Year in Review PING performed 24 privacy reviews in 2021 and provided guidance on several other APIs. PING privacy reviews resulted in privacy improvements in proposed specifications. Some examples include: Payment Request API: The specification identifies the potential for sites to use the API for tracking instead of payments and recommends requiring users’ consent as […]
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MOW complaints about W3C

We are aware of a complaint from “Movement for an Open Web” (Marketers For An Open Web Limited) that accuses W3C of “favouring the giant tech corporations in its procedures and decision-making and failing to comply with antitrust laws.” We have seen only the public statement on their website. These allegations have no basis in […]
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Digital Accessibility Updates on International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

The United Nations (UN) observes International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December. Here is an update on just a few of the things that W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is doing to improve digital accessibility for people with disabilities around the world: documenting user needs, translating resources, and updating language. Documenting Accessibility User […]
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