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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- In just 20 years the Web has grown to encompass the world. Now very little of what we see or do is outside its bounds. The Web travels with us everywhere; its at the end of our hands. The Web has organized human thought and it has revealed our best a
My attention was drawn to a product called “mahabis”, and now the world seems ever so slightly but irrevocably a sadder place. It’s some kind of slipper for hipsters (so why are they not called “Slipsters&#
This is our second post in a series that digs deeper into the thinking and application of the Inclusive Design Principles.It follows on from the first post Be Consistent. In this article we’ll be looking at the principle of providing a comp
The WAI-Tools Project, co-funded by the European Commission, was launched on 1 November 2017. The primary objective of the project is to support the W3C work on Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT), to provide a common interpretation of WCAG 2 in
On 3 November, the Queen and Uncle Timbo (Sir Tim Berners-Lee to you) came round to Lawson Towers to threaten me with a punch in the face and a karate chop if I didn’t co-edit the W3C HTML5 spec. So I said yes they look pretty frightening,
The wait is over! The January 18 delayed compliance date for the revised Section 508 standards is almost upon us. In Part 1 of our Section 508 Refresh series we focused on the background, history and highlighted some of the key changes influencing th
W3C has partnered with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to define an Augmented Reality (AR) Pilot Project — to enable the seamless integration of real world, geospatial, and web data — as part of the OGC Innovation Program. In
As 2017 draws to a close, I’d like to share a few of the activities members of the TPG team have been involved in throughout the year. Participating in the web community has long been important to TPG, and 2017 gave us many opportunities to
The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) published a four-minute video introducing web accessibility, standards, and benefits: Watch Web Accessibility (4:07) This video was published on December 3rd, the International Day of Persons with Disabiliti
This post continues our series looking at innovative assistive technologies. The last post discussed some novel techniques for personalising interfaces to their users and devices. This post discusses an adaptation that is much closer to making it to
Advertising is an essential and critical part of the Web ecosystem, and plays an instrumental role in helping realize our vision of One Web for Everyone Everywhere. Advertising revenues help support a huge proportion of the content and services avail
I was one of a small group of people from TPG and colleagues from VFO who attended the 2017 edition of the Accessing Higher Ground (AHG) conference in Westminster, Colorado. It was my first time there since 2013, and Id remembered AHG as an excellent
On November 6 and 7, the Publishing Working Group held a face-to-face meeting in Burlingame, California. The meeting was part of W3Cs massive TPAC conference, where immersion in spec work was the goal. Having TPAC at an airport hotel meant there were
Is there a recommended ARIA pattern for making sure that <mark> is properly announced in screen readers? — ime Vidas (@simevidas) December 3, 2017 Short answer is no, but there are ways… The HTML5 mark element prov
TPAC 2017, which we held last week next to the San Francisco airport, was a very successful event, where more than 600 participants registered, over 250 were drawn by our Developer Meetup, 150 members from the global publishing community par
To celebrate World Usability Day 2017, the UK Chapter of the User Experience Professionals’ Association (UXPA UK) hosted an event in Hammersmith, London entitled Inclusion through User Experience. The event was curated by Chris Bailey and C
We are just a week away from W3C annual Technical Plenary week in the outskirts of San Francisco, where this year again, we are organizing a developer meetup! The event is free, open to anyone who registers for it. We are biased, but we think we have
Special thanks to Matt Feldman for his contributions. From airports and train stations to government offices, restaurants, grocery stores and retailers, the use of kiosk machines is widespread as a convenience for customers and an alternative to huma
I’m fresh from Money20/20 (my second time, along with Alan Bird), which was very productive in two ways. The first was in raising awareness about the maturing Payment Request standard for streamlined Web payments. I moderated a session wher
The TPG Mobile Accessibility Testing for Android and iOS (PDF, 1.4MB) is a free accessible PDF outlining how to test native apps and the web for accessibility on Android and iOS. It provides an overview of accessibility settings, how to use them and
Bill Kasdorf of Apex Covantage has long been a majorcontributor to the establishment of publishing industry standards and best practices. His work also uniquely bridges the disparate fields of publishing from EDU to ebooks to scholarly to magazines a
The second Accessibility Scotland conference took place in Edinburgh on September 22nd. Accessibility Scotland was started up in 2016 by a group of local accessibility advocatesKevin White, Wojtek Kutyla, Peter Heery, and TPG’s David Sloana
We are hearing a great deal of anger, concerns and disagreement in the Press, in e-mail we’ve received, and in response on Social Media. We have been reading and hearing assertions that we made a mistake when we published Encrypted Media Ex
Amuse UX conference 2017 was held at the Hungarian Train Museum in Budapest. It was an extraordinary venue for a conference that brought together speakers and participants from around the world, to share and discuss ideas on many different aspects of
The Publishing Working Group, Business Group, and Interest Group met for a two-day face to face at the Adobe office in New York. People came from far and wide to glimpse the Naked Cowboy for the first (and hopefully last) time from this office overlo
I just recently got back from the Fronteers conference in Amsterdam. (And I have to saythe conference was organized spectacularly. Id recommend it to anyone.) Writing reports and documentation is nothing new for many of uswe write them all the time.
The new Publishing@W3C activity was formed in February 2017 when W3C finalized our combination with IDPF (the International Digital Publishing Forum). Over the last four months there’s been a ton of progress. The new Publishing Business Gro
Inclusive Design 24 (#ID24) is a free online conference, but it doesn’t have to stop there. Why not get together with friends and colleagues, and make #ID24 a social event? If you organise a meetup, have space in your offices, or want to ma
A criticism of Linked Data, RDF and the Semantic Web in general is that is doesnt scale. In the past this has been a justified complaint – but no longer. The EU-funded Big Data Europe project, in which W3C is pleased to be a partner, is run
In pursuit of a better user experience I, and many others like me, have long wrestled with this beast and others of its kind. Attempting to tease out the rhyme and reason of its behavior. To understand why it does what it does. To understand how it d
W3C held its annual meeting late April in Beijing. The theme of the meeting was “Vision for W3C“. During the meeting we released the W3C Strategic Highlights for Spring 2017, a comprehensive report of W3C’s vision and fo
A couple weeks ago I had what I jokingly referred to as an old guy moment. I slipped and fell in the shower. I realize that my age has nothing to do with this, it could happen to anyone, at any time, at any age, and it happened to me.If anyone has se
W3C held its annual meeting late April in Beijing. The theme of the meeting was “Vision for W3C“. During the meeting we released the W3C Strategic Highlights for Spring 2017, a comprehensive report of W3C’s vision and fo
As accessibility and inclusive design specialists, we are paid for our expertise. But the form that expertise takes and how it is delivered varies depending on different clients’ needs. Some look for high-level reports, while others prefer
The Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is an international event that was co-founded byJennison Asuncion and Joe Devon in 2011. It has been growing rapidly ever since, and this year it featured more than 50 announced events in 18 countries inc
The last post in this seriesends by saying thatthe world of academic research has a lot to offer in terms of innovative approaches to adaptation that can improve accessibility for people with various impairmentseither due to disability or situationan
The Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is an international event that was co-founded byJennison Asuncion and Joe Devon in 2011. It has been growing rapidly ever since, and this year it featured more than 50 announced events in 18 countries inc
Our friends at Barclays have designed some beautiful posters of the Inclusive Design Principles shared under Creative Commons. We thought we’d ask David Caldwell, Digital Accessibility Manager at Barclays, to share with us how they are usin
The European Commission (EC) recently launched the Web Accessibility Directive Expert Group (WADEX). This group has the mission “to advise the Commission in relation to the preparation of delegated acts, and in the early stages of the prepa
Our friends at Barclays have designed some beautiful posters of the Inclusive Design Principles shared under Creative Commons. We thought we’d ask David Caldwell, Digital Accessibility Manager at Barclays, to share with us how they are usin
The European Commission (EC) recently launched the Web Accessibility Directive Expert Group (WADEX). This group has the mission “to advise the Commission in relation to the preparation of delegated acts, and in the early stages of the prepa
We had so much fun in June we’re doing it again. Inclusive Design 24 (#ID24) is on Thursday 16 November 2017, and the call for presentations is open! Still in its fourth year, this will be the fifth edition of #ID24. It’s a free 2
WWW2017 is in less than a month! The 26th edition of the annual World Wide Web Conference will be held in Perth, Australia, from 2 to 7 April 2017. This year again, W3C proposes a W3C track where conference attendees are invited to learn from, meet a
We had so much fun in June we’re doing it again. Inclusive Design 24 (#ID24) is on Thursday 16 November 2017, and the call for presentations is open! Still in its fourth year, this will be the fifth edition of #ID24. It’s a free 2
The question which has been debatedaround the net is whether W3C should endorse the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) standard which allows a web page to include encrypted content, by connecting an existing underlying Digital Rights Management (DRM) s
This article is one in a series of articles on The Paciello Group blog aimed at unpacking each of the Inclusive Design Principles. This time the principle is Be Consistent. Look out for the others. Such is the power of consistency in design that I&am
This article is one in a series of articles on The Paciello Group blog aimed at unpacking each of the Inclusive Design Principles. This time the principle is Be Consistent. Look out for the others. Such is the power of consistency in design that I&am
VoiceOver users interact with the web and native applications on their iOS device using a number of gestures. The simplest gesture involvesswipingthe screen from left to right by using a finger to navigate through page content. While there are many o
VoiceOver users interact with the web and native applications on their iOS device using a number of gestures. The simplest gesture involvesswipingthe screen from left to right by using a finger to navigate through page content. While there are many o
This is an opinion piece, looking at one slice of accessibility, to highlight some trends and possibilities. All of the computing devices, platforms and assistive technologies discussed within empower people (the author included) and are a vital part