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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 […]

W3C WAI Updates, October 2022

Several changes are in progress at the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), each exciting in different ways. W3C and WAI staff are supporting our accessibility work on the current path during this transition. WAI Staff and Roles Judy Brewer will be leaving WAI for a new opportunity. She shared more in a WAI Transitions message. […]

Looking back at TPAC 2022

W3C’s annual conference TPAC 2022 concluded in September when our Community was able to meet in person for the first time in three years. The conference was in hybrid format. The main in-person hub was in Vancouver, Canada, with over 360 on-site participants. Meanwhile, TPAC 2022 fully included the remote participants in our meetings and […]

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 […]

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, […]