Category Archives: W3C

EME at the W3C

There's an ongoing kerfuffle about DRM (Digital Rights Management) being implemented in browsers and whether the W3C should publish a standard ('recommendation') that provides access to DRM content.

Graphics Contrast

An overview of the potential Graphics Contrast criteria for WCAG 2.1, and a request for examples.

Four levels of accessibility customisation

There are some interesting discussions on customisation going on with the work on WCAG 2.1, the much anticipated (I hope) update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This is a little inside-baseball, but I've tried to make it understandable for a wider accessibility-audience.

CSUN: WCAG evaluation methodology

Shadi Abou-Zahra and Eric Velleman spoke about the "Website accessibility conformance evaluation methodology" (WCAG-EM), i.e. how you test an entire website for accessibility.

CSUN: Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines

Jeanne Spellman presentingJeanne Spellman presents about ATAG version 2, which is at a critical stage in the W3C process. If you are interested in web-authoring tools, please read this.

Design bomb in W3C’s garden

The W3C's new logo for HTML5 with a whacking great question mark next to it. A post came up in my feed called the BOMB in the GARDEN by Matthew Butterick. I found it... frustrating. I don't think the solutions would help with the issues he raises.

The “Open Web Stack” – Snappy acronym needed

The W3C's new logo for HTML5 with a whacking great question mark next to it.Chris Mills at the Web Standards project posted up an open letter to the W3C about the new "HTML5 logo", which I commented on, but it seems comments are off. So here's what I wrote...

HTML5 and WAI-ARIA

I've recently been struck by a parallel: the differences between usability and accessibility are very similar to the differences between writing the HTML5 spec and covering accessibility requirements. Perhaps that can help explain the friction, and why WAI-ARIA is needed.

SharePoint 2010 Accessibility Event

The roundtable discussion at the end of HiSoftware's event.The "UK Accessibility Roundtable for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010", a HiSoftware event at Microsoft's offices in London Victoria. The day revolved around several demos of SharePoint 2010 and Compliance Sheriff, and was fleshed it out with some quite good accessibility information. These are my notes on the event, with a lot of interspersed commentary.

Techshare Keynote – Richard Schwerdtfeger

Richard and Cynthia Waddell before the keynotesI'm putting up my notes from the talks I saw at Techshare 2009, and Richard Schwerdtfeger's was the first.