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CAPTCHA Wide Review Draft Published

Today the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group, with the assistance of its Research Questions Task Force (RQTF), has published another draft update to the W3C Note “Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA”, first published in 2005: http://www.w3.org/TR/turingtest We thank the community for comments provided on earlier drafts of this document. Your comments have helped us improve our […]
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Diversity at W3C: 2019 update; launch of TPAC Diversity Fund

There is increasing awareness of the need for greater diversity in the tech field. We would like W3C to be a model of supporting diversity. W3C stakeholders have established a TPAC Diversity Fund. As an international organization, we see the immense value we gain from having greater diversity and expertise from across multiple countries and […]
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Privacy Anti-Patterns in Standards

The Web suffers from large scale, frequent, and often invisible privacy violations. These pervasive privacy problems threaten the Web’s ability to serve as a preeminent application platform and information distribution system. W3C’s Privacy Interest Group (PING) has been seeing several patterns in web standards that are harmful to Web Privacy. Though each of these occur […]
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EPUBCheck 4.2.0 and EPUB 3.2 production-ready

The Publishing Business Group is pleased to announce the simultaneous availability of EPUBCheck 4.2 production-ready release and EPUB 3.2 Final Specification! This renewed version of EPUBCheck enable all the digital publishing industry to create, distribute and bring to readers EPUB content files in the safest way. All stages of the EPUB supply chain should now […]
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W3C honored with Emmy® Award for Standardization of a Full TV Experience

W3C is delighted to be the recipient of a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. We are being recognized for worldwide media standard enabling a Full TV Experience on the Web. Among the web technologies that the Web Consortium develops, HTML5 has brought videos to the Web, […]
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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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Restarting W3C translations program

In January 2017, due to operational considerations, W3C announced it would no longer be tracking volunteer translations of W3C specifications. We are happy to announce that W3C is now able to support again the translator community in their efforts to publish translations of W3C specifications. This renewed support comes with a more robust system, a […]
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