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W3C WAI Updates for GAAD 2023

In your materials for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we encourage you to include relevant resources from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). WAI Resources for GAAD For a list of free online resources to support digital accessibility, see WAI Resources. Resources particularly relevant for GAAD include: Making Events Accessible – Checklist for meetings, conferences, […]

Answering “What ARIA can I use?”

New! AT support tables in the Authoring Practices Guide (APG) The ARIA and Assistive Technologies Community Group (ARIA-AT CG) and ARIA Authoring Practices Task Force (APG TF) are excited to announce the launch of “Assistive Technology Support” tables in the ARIA Authoring Practices Guide (APG). This initial release includes tables showing JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver […]

2023; a new era for W3C

With the start of the year 2023 we pass a milestone in the evolution of the global collaboration project that is the World Wide Web Consortium: In our 29th year of operation, we are operating now as World Wide Web Consortium Inc, continuing with Beihang University (China), ERCIM (France), and Keio University (Japan) as partners. […]

Latest EPUBCheck 5.0.0 Preview

Latest EPUBCheck 5.0.0 preview is available! We are pleased to announce the latest preview release of the next major version of EPUBCheck, v5.0.0. For the first time, this version fully implements the new rules in EPUB 3.3 (W3C Candidate Recommendation Draft). We encourage users to effectively test this version of EPUBCheck in their production workflows […]

Stepping forward on WAI management

Associated with several WAI transitions, it has been announced that I will take over some aspects of Judy Brewer’s role, in order to ensure continuity of the WAI program after her departure in January. I want to share with everyone what I know so far about what this means for WAI. This is an interim […]