WCAG 2.1 in Dutch: Authorized Translation Published
Richtlijnen voor Toegankelijkheid van Webcontent (WCAG) 2.1, the Dutch Authorized Translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, is now available, following completion of the W3C Authorized Translations process. Other translations of WAI resources are listed in All WAI Translations. WAI encourages translations in all languages. If you might be interesting in translating resources, see Translating WAI Resources.
New Videos Introduce Web Accessibility - Great for GAAD
The Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published 5 short videos that introduce evaluation resources from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The animated videos cover: Easy Checks — A First Review of Web Accessibility, Evaluation Tools, Conformance Evaluation including the Report Tool, and Involving Users in Web Accessibility. Other WAI videos include: Video Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards and the Web Accessibility Perspectives videos that demonstrate how accessibility is essential for some and useful for all. These videos are particularly useful to share for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 21 May 2020 — along with the free online course: Introduction to Web Accessibility.
For Review: RTC Accessibility User Requirements (RAUR) First Draft
The First Public Working Draft of the Working Group Note RTC Accessibility User Requirements (RAUR) is now available for review. RAUR outlines user needs, requirements, and scenarios for real-time communication (RTC) to be accessible to people with disabilities. Accessible telecommunication technology is increasingly important for people who are working remotely and relying on RTC for daily needs. The purpose of this document is to inform the development of specifications and underlying architecture at W3C and beyond. Some of the requirements apply at the system or platform level, and some are authoring requirements. We would particularly like input on any user needs or requirements that are missing from this draft. For more information, see the blog post RTC Accessibility User Requirements – Call for Review.
For Review: Pronunciation of Text-To-Speech (TTS) Working Drafts
New drafts of Working Group Notes are available for review: Explainer: Improving Spoken Presentation on the Web and Pronunciation Gap Analysis and Use Cases. These documents will guide work on a normative specification to enable content authors to ensure that text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis properly pronounces HTML content. We would particularly like input on additional use cases and requirements not described in these documents; and any aspects of the analysis that are missing, incorrect, or insufficiently defined. For context of this work, please see the Pronunciation Overview.
Notice: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 in Development
The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has published a First Public Working Draft of WCAG 2.2. Additional success criteria in development for 2.2 address the needs of people with cognitive or learning disabilities, users of mobile devices, and users of ebooks. For information on what’s new in this draft and upcoming work, see the blog post Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 in Development.
For Review: XR Accessibility User Requirements (XAUR) First Draft
The First Public Working Draft of the Working Group Note XR Accessibility User Requirements (XAUR) is now available for review. The XAUR document describes the needs of people with disabilities in virtual or immersive environments (XR). It includes requirements for XR to be accessible. XAUR is for designers and developers who are involved in creating XR experiences. It is also useful for anyone who wants to better understand XR accessibility. We would particularly like input on any user needs or requirements that are missing from this draft. For more information, see the blog post XR Accessibility User Requirements – call for review.
For Wide Review: Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0
The Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0 specification is available for wide review. For a short introduction to personalization and the related documents, see the Personalization Overview (in English). The Working Group particularly requests review of section “3.1 action”. Please send any comments by 10 March 2020.
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