Category Archives: Accessibility

WCAG 3 FPWD Published

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) announces the First Public Working Draft of W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0. This is the first of many drafts, and the document is not expected to advance to W3C Recommendation for a few more years. In this planned major revision of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, we want […]

Grant for the Web

As announced on the Grant for the Web blog, the Web Consortium is excited to announce that Grant for the Web has awarded the W3C a $268,700 USD grant to help ensure that the Grant for the Web program, grantees, and community shape an emerging Web Monetization ecosystem favorable to open standardization. Grant for the […]

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 Draft for Review

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) is happy to announce it has published a new draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 for wide review. The structure and content of WCAG 2.2 is the same as 2.1 and 2.0. Version 2.2 will include new accessibility requirements, called “success criteria”. Background There were […]

Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them

The Working Draft of Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them explores challenges that occur in some settings, such as large, highly dynamic websites, including those that aggregate significant amounts of content, when using the page-based conformance of WCAG 2 to verify conformance of websites and web applications. The purpose […]

Publishing@W3C EPUB Survey Results

In February of this year, the Publishing@W3C community ran a survey for the publishing industry on the topic of EPUB and the future of publishing. The main focus of the survey was to understand how people are using EPUB, what challenges they face, or what they wish they could do but currently cannot. The other […]

RTC Accessibility User Requirements document published by W3C

RTC Accessibility User Requirements – Call for Review

Accessible telecommunication technology is increasingly important for people who are working remotely and relying on real-time communication (RTC) for daily needs. Web Real-time communications (WebRTC) is a series of protocols that support quick direct browser-to-browser transfer of call (and other data) without the need for a brittle plugin architecture. This transfer is nearly instantaneous with […]

XR Accessibility User Requirements first public working draft published by W3C/WAI

XR Accessibility User Requirements – call for review

As a platform, XR or virtual and immersive environments, augmented or mixed reality is becoming more stable and commonplace. The leveraging of existing hardware means it may become ubiquitous. XR has uses that go beyond the conventional view of this technology, that it is only a novelty, or form of entertainment. Healthcare and education are […]

Updated Chinese Accessibility Standard Will Help China Build a Barrier-free Information Environment

[在此查看中文消息] Last August the Chinese Standardization Administration issued a new national standard, GB/T 37668-2019, “Information Technology Requirements and Testing Methods for Accessibility of Web Content“. According to the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) , this standard will be implemented as a recommended standard in March 2020, and will promote technical and policy support for information […]