Easy Checks: A First Review of Web Accessibility Updated Draft
20 Dec 2013
The Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published an updated draft of the WAI resource Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility. Easy Checks helps you assess if a Web page addresses accessibility. It provides simple steps for anyone who can use the Web; no accessibility knowledge or skill is required. The checks cover just a few accessibility issues and are designed to be quick and easy, rather than definitive. Learn about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
W3C Workshop: New Horizons for the Multilingual Web
18 Dec 2013
W3C announced today the seventh MultilingualWeb workshop in a series of events exploring the mechanisms and processes needed to ensure that the World Wide Web lives up to its potential around the world and across barriers of language and culture. To be held 7-8 May 2014 in Madrid, this workshop is made possible by the generous support of the LIDER project. As part of the event, LIDER will organize a roadmapping workshop on linked data and content analytics. Anyone may attend all sessions at no charge and the W3C welcomes participation by both speakers and non-speaking attendees. Early registration is encouraged due to limited space. Building on the success of six highly regarded previous workshops, this workshop will emphasize new technology developments that may lead to new opportunities for the Multilingual Web. The workshop brings together participants interested in the best practices and standards needed to help content creators, localizers, language tools developers, and others meet the challenges of the multilingual Web. It provides further opportunities for networking across communities that span the various aspects involved. We are particularly interested in speakers who can demonstrate novel solutions for reaching out to a global, multilingual audience. Registration is available online.
Upcoming: Fourth W3C Web and TV Workshop: Web and TV Convergence
9 Dec 2013
W3C announced a Fourth W3C Web and TV Workshop: Web and TV Convergence, 12-13 March 2014, in Munich, Germany. The Workshop is hosted by IRT. The TV ecosystem is seeing large changes in terms of consumer behavior, creator demographics and technical capabilities. The effect on companies and organizations is profound leading to individual and collaborative efforts to turn challenges into opportunities. Since 2010, three W3C workshops have been held accompanied by active work in the Web and TV Interest Group as well as other related groups. As the next generation of challenges arise, this workshop aims to assist market players in two main areas: Identifying the priorities for Web and television convergence and advising W3C on where to focus its efforts; Strengthening cooperation between those involved in the development of standards to avoid confusion and duplication of work.