Category Archives: Accessibility

Keeping the complexity of IMSC documents under control

The IMSC Recommendation includes an Hypothetical Render Model (HRM) that constrains document complexity, allowing authors of subtitles and captions to know that they are not generating subtitles that will overload the players. An open source implementation of the HRM for IMSC Text Profile documents has been made available. IMSC users and implementers are invited to […]

Loving and Leaving W3C

I love my work at W3C. Being part of the team striving to lead the Web to its full potential and to make it more accessible to millions of people with disabilities around the world is my passion. This August will mark my 18-year anniversary working for this unique organization, of which I cherish every […]

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 […]

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 […]