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ACT Rules Format 1.0 Final Working Draft

July 5th, 2018

A wide review Working Draft of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format was published today by the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG). This draft addresses all comments received on the previous drafts. Most importantly, “Composed Rules” was introduced, in addition to “Atomic Rules”, to replace “Rule Groups”. This draft is accompanied by sample ACT…

Draft update to Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA

July 3rd, 2018

The Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group has published a Working Draft of a revision to Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA. Since the last publication, the abilities of robots to defeat CAPTCHAs has increased, and new technologies to authenticate human users have come available. This update brings the document up to date with these new realities. For more…

W3C Invites Implementations of Identifiers for WebRTC’s Statistics API

July 3rd, 2018

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group invites implementations of Identifiers for WebRTC’s Statistics API Candidate Recommendation. This document defines a set of WebIDL objects that allow access to the statistical information about a RTCPeerConnection. These objects are returned from the getStats API that is specified in [WEBRTC].

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Text Decoration Module Level 3

July 3rd, 2018

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of CSS Text Decoration Module Level 3. This module contains the features of CSS relating to text decoration, such as underlines, text shadows, and emphasis marks.CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on…

First Public Working Drafts: WebRTC DSCP Control API; MediaStreamTrack Content Hints

July 3rd, 2018

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts:WebRTC DSCP Control API: This API defines a control surface for manipulating the network control bits (DSCP bits) of outgoing WebRTC packets.MediaStreamTrack Content Hints: This specification extends MediaStreamTrack to provide a media-content hint attribute. This optional hint permits MediaStreamTrack consumers such as PeerConnection…

Timed Text Markup Language 2 (TTML2)

June 28th, 2018

The Timed Text Working Group invites implementations of an updated Timed Text Markup Language 2 (TTML2) Candidate Recommendation. This document specifies the Timed Text Markup Language (TTML), Version 2, also known as TTML2, in terms of a vocabulary and semantics thereof.The Timed Text Markup Language is a content type that represents timed text media for…

Upcoming Workshop: Digital Publication Layout and Presentation (from Manga to Magazines)

June 26th, 2018

W3C announced today a W3C Workshop on Digital Publication Layout and Presentation (from Manga to Magazines), September 18-19 2018, in Tokyo, Japan. The event is hosted by the Advanced Publishing Laboratory, at the historic Mita Campus of Keio University.

Call for Review: Graphics-ARIA and Graphics-AAM are W3C Proposed Recommendations

June 26th, 2018

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has published two Proposed Recommendations:WAI-ARIA Graphics Module (Graphics-ARIA): Assistive technologies need semantic information about the structures and expected behaviors of a document in order to convey appropriate information to persons with disabilities. This specification defines a WAI-ARIA 1.1 [WAI-ARIA-1.1] module of core roles specific to web graphics. These…

CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 3 (CSS3 UI) is now a W3C Recommendation

June 21st, 2018

The CSS Working Group has published CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 3 (CSS3 UI) as a W3C Recommendation.

W3C offers Diversity Scholarships

June 20th, 2018

W3C announced today it was offering Diversity Scholarships. The announcement was made as part of the publication of W3C top-level diversity statistics.The lack of diversity in tech is a longstanding issue. We would like W3C to be a model of supporting diversity. As an international organization we can see the immense value we gain from…

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