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Working Group Note: XR Accessibility User Requirements

August 31st, 2021

The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group has published XR Accessibility User Requirements (XAUR) as a Working Group Note. XR refers to hardware, applications, and techniques used for virtual reality or immersive environments (VR), augmented or mixed reality (AR), and other related technologies. XAUR introduces technical accessibility challenges, such as the need for multi-modal support,…

First Public Working Draft: Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.1

August 26th, 2021

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.1. Enabling users of assistive technologies to find their way through web content requires embedding semantic metadata about web document structural divisions. This is particularly important for structural divisions of long-form documents and goes along with…

Experience the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with Google and YouTube

August 24th, 2021

While some of the Tokyo 2020 Games are over, others are just beginning: The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are right around the corner. And just like earlier this summer, there are few ways you can enjoy the action from home. 1. Watch livestreams and highlights on YouTube Starting August 24, catch livestreams as well as…

First Public Working Draft: VirtualKeyboard API

August 24th, 2021

The Web Editing Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of VirtualKeyboard API. The VirtualKeyboard API provides authors with greater control over the visibility of the virtual keyboard (VK), and greater ability to adapt the layout of web pages when VK visibility changes.

Ripples Nigeria and the power of geojournalism

August 20th, 2021

In 2015, Samuel Ibemere and his colleagues founded Ripples Nigeria, an online newspaper that aims to bring data journalism into the mainstream. And they’re particularly focused on geojournalism: the harnessing of earth data to accurately report on big stories and important changes in the environment. “The media sector cannot stand by idly while other industries…

Snake Nation awarded first W3C Grant for the Web inclusion grant

August 17th, 2021

We are proud to welcome Snake Nation into our Membership, as part of our work with Grant for the Web on Inclusion Grants to underwrite new W3C memberships in lower income countries. These memberships aim to support and promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in the Web Monetization ecosystem and in the broader web standards movement….

First Public Working Draft: MathML Core

August 10th, 2021

The Math Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of MathML Core. The MathML Core specification tries to address several issues related to implementing MathML in browsers. The MathML3 specification has been difficult to implement for browsers because it is big and does not contain very precise rules for rendering math formulas. MathML also…

Inspired by her ancestors, artist Ryhia Dank creates Pixel wallpapers

August 8th, 2021

We respect and honor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and commit to building a brighter future together.  At Google, we have a vision of empowerment and equitable opportunity for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples…

August 2021 Security Releases Node.js

August 6th, 2021

Summary The Node.js project will release new versions of all supported release lines on or shortly after Wednesday August 11th, 2021 in order to address: Two high severity issues and one low severity issue. Impact The 16.x release line of Node.js is vulnerable to two high severity issues and one low severity issue. The 14.x…

The State Of Web Workers In 2021

August 4th, 2021

You gotta appreciate the tenacity of Surma. He’s been advocating for Web Workers as a path forward to better-feeling websites for a lot of years now. He’s at it again making sure we all understand the landscape: […] regardless of where you look, multithreading is used everywhere. iOS empowers developers to easily parallelize code using Grand Central…