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All posts by Amy van der Hiel

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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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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The World Wide Web Consortium at 27: a guiding star for the future of the web

Twenty-seven years ago, on 1 October 1994, Tim Berners-Lee launched the World Wide Web Consortium as the next step in the evolution and support of the Web. Quoting from the proposal: “The web allows human communication and cooperation by sharing knowledge, and opens this to ordinary people who need no technical skill. […] At the […]
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30 years on from introducing the Web to the World

On 6 August 1991, Tim Berners-Lee posted information about his WorldWideWeb project to the public and introduced the Web to the world. “Try it“, Tim noted in his message – and since then, billions of people have. Think about how often you use the Web. Aren’t you surprised at how essential the Web is to […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights: Outreach to the world (W3C Liaisons)

(This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and does not include significant updates since that report.) W3C Liaisons Liaisons and coordination with numerous organizations and SDOs is crucial for W3C to: avoid duplication of work; mitigate different milestones timing, different confidentiality rules, different IPR, different vision of the Web; make sure standards […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights: Outreach to the world (W3C Training)

W3C Training (This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and does not include significant updates since that report.) In partnership with edX, W3C started a  MOOC training program in June 2015: W3Cx. W3Cx offers a “Front-End Web Developer” (FEWD) professional certificate program which consists of a suite of five W3Cx courses on […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights: Outreach to the world (Developer Relations)

(This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and does not include significant updates since that report.) W3C Developer Relations To foster the excellent feedback loop between Web Standards development and Web developers, and to grow participation from that diverse community, the W3C team has revived its Developer Relations activities with a three-pronged […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights: Web for All (Web Accessibility)

  (This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and does not include significant updates since that report.) W3C “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)  2.1”, which became a W3C Recommendation in June, has been adopted for web content, electronic documents, and non-web software, such as native mobile applications by the three official European […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights: Web for All (Internationalization (i18n))

  Internationalization (i18n) (This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and does not include significant updates since that report.) To live up to the “World Wide” portion of its name, and for the Web to truly work for stakeholders all around the world, there must be a collaboration of language experts, Web […]
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