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How W3C checks its specifications for accessibility support: APA review

The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group works to ensure W3C specifications provide support for accessibility to people with disabilities. The group seeks new accessibility and technology experts to help influence a broad set of W3C specifications. What we do A primary APA responsibility is the review of W3C Technical Reports for potential benefits or […]
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WCAG Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT)

Today W3C published a First Public Working Draft of the Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 specification. It defines a common approach for writing test rules for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This allows people to document and share testing procedures, including automated, semi-automated, and manual procedures. This accelerates the development of evaluation […]
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EC Web Accessibility Directive Expert Group (WADEX)

The European Commission (EC) recently launched the  Web Accessibility Directive Expert Group (WADEX). This group has the mission “to advise the Commission in relation to the preparation of delegated acts, and in the early stages of the preparation of implementing acts” in relation to the EU Directive on the accessibility of the websites and mobile […]
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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 First Public Working Draft

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) is very happy to announce that the first public working draft of the new Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is available. This new version aims to build effectively on the previous foundations of WCAG 2.0 with particular attention being given to the three areas of accessibility on […]
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DPUB-ARIA 1.0 is Released as a Candidate Recommendation

We are excited to announce that a joint task force of the ARIA Working Group and the Digital Publishing Interest Group (DPUB IG) has published a Candidate Recommendation of Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0 (DPUB-ARIA 1.0). This module represents the collaboration of experts in both accessibility and publishing, and the vocabulary it contains represents their […]
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White House Disability & Inclusive Technology Summit

This Monday 7 November 2016, I had the honor of attending the White House Disability & Inclusive Technology Summit. It was a great event, involving representatives of the disability community, research, industry, government, and other experts. One main topic was the Internet of Things (IoT), and the incredible opportunity it could provide for people with […]
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Celebrating 20th birthday in Japan – ASIA strong in Web standards –

W3C20 ASIA is the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the first W3C Asian host at Keio University in Japan in September 1996. The celebration consisted of three parts: a technical seminar, keynotes and the reception. The celebration gathered evangelists, specialists and experts to talk about various areas and use cases and topics, including future […]
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Shaping the WCAG 2.0 extensions

A few months ago, we announced an an updated charter for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group that allows the group to develop extensions to WCAG 2.0. Extensions will be separate guideline documents, to increase the amount of coverage on particular accessibility needs. The group set to work right away to establish the […]
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WAI-ARIA Graphics Module Published

By Amelia Bellamy-Royds A First Public Working Draft of the WAI-ARIA Graphics Module was published today. This new vocabulary for describing graphical documents allows improved representation to and interaction with people with disabilities, and will be of interest to those working in any graphics format on the web or in XML documents. It is being […]
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