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The Steering Committee of the Publishing Business Group at W3C is pleased to announce to the EPUB community that the DAISY Consortium has started working on EPUBcheck revision.   The whole EPUB eco-system needs EPUBcheck to validate files and be confident about the interoperability on all devices and accessibility by all final users. But the existing version issued in […]

Strategic Highlights, what W3C has done — and where we’re heading

W3C’s work enables the Web to scale to meet the new challenges and opportunities while selected technologies and features continue to give way to incredible core innovation once again. Next week W3C will host its annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meeting in Lyon, France at which our CEO, Jeff Jaffe, will present our Strategic […]

Report on the W3C Workshop on Digital Publication Layout and Presentation published.

The W3C Workshop on Digital Publication Layout and Presentation took place in Tokyo, on the 18th and 19th of September, 2018. Although the Workshop had a general scope on digital publication layout, the emphasis was on what is sometimes called “sequential art”, i.e., comics, mangas, bandes dessinées, etc. The workshop was a great meeting place […]

W3C will be at NAB Show NY – will you?

We @W3C are constantly working with our Members and Liaison partners to find opportunities to spread the work that W3C is doing. We are excited to have such an opportunity with #nabshowny! One of the newest areas of our work is Web Advertising which is currently being discussed in the W3C Improving Web Advertising Business […]

EPUBCheck Fundraising

The Publishing Business Group recently released an RFP to find developers to maintain and improve EPUBCheck. We have selected DAISY for the task. Do you use EPUBCheck? Of course you do! It is a key part of every publisher’s tool chain. Even if you don’t realize that you use EPUBCheck, it is a part of […]

Announcing the Immersive Web Working Group

Over the past several years, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology has grown from a handful of developer kits to millions of capable devices in our hands everyday. During this time the W3C’s Immersive Web Community Group (formerly known as the WebVR Community Group) has been exploring how this VR/AR technology intersects with the web. […]

CSS Fonts 3 is a W3C Recommendation

Already using WebFonts? Like 70% of the top 10,000 websites, of course you are. Bet, though, you aren’t using the full extent of their capabilities! “bringing online typography up to the standards long used — and indeed taken for granted — in print” Introduction Controlling font usage has been part of CSS since the beginning […]

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WCAG 2.1 Adoption in Europe

Last week the three official European Standards Organizations (ESOs), CEN, CENELEC, and ETSI, published an updated version of EN 301 549 “Accessibility requirements for ICT products and services”. The most significant change in this version is adoption of the W3C “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1″ for web content, electronic documents, and non-web software, such […]

W3C Developer meetup in Lyon, October 22

Mark your calendar and register now for another amazing W3C developer meetup! This free event is scheduled on Monday October 22 (from 6:30pm to 10:30pm) on the premises of Université de Lyon, in the 7th district of downtown Lyon (France), near square Jean Macé. We’re particularly excited to be back in Lyon to meet and […]