New Resource: Making Audio and Video Media Accessible
Making Audio and Video Media Accessible helps you understand and create captions/subtitles, audio description of visual information, descriptive transcripts, and sign language for media. It includes guidance for creating new videos, and on media player accessibility. The planning and project management sections address considerations for outsourcing or in-house development. The resource starts by introducing user experiences and benefits to organizations – illustrating how digital accessibility is essential for some and useful for all.
For Review: Pronunciation Working Drafts
The new Pronunciation Overview page provides an introduction to WAI’s work on ways for screen readers to accurately pronounce content. It introduces three First Public Working Drafts for review: Pronunciation User Scenarios, Pronunciation Use Cases, Pronunciation Gap Analysis. We welcome your comments on these drafts, preferably by 14 October 2019.
Upcoming: Workshop on Inclusive Design for Immersive Web Standards
A W3C Workshop on Inclusive Design for Immersive Web Standards will be held on 5-6 November 2019 in Seattle, WA, USA. The workshop will bring together people with practical experience with inclusive virtual reality and augmented reality, and people involved in relevant web technologies. Attendance is free for invited participants and is open to the public. Expressions of interest and position statements are due by 5 October 2019.
Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA - W3C Note Update Published
Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA - Alternatives to Visual Turing Tests on the Web is published as an updated W3C Working Group Note. (CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart.) The Note examines potential solutions to test that users are human, not software robots, in a way that is accessible to people with disabilities. A summary, some background, and thanks to contributors is in a 23 August e-mail.
Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation
Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format is a W3C Proposed Recommendation. This draft demonstrates implementations of the specification based on example ACT Rules being continuously developed by the ACT Rules Community Group. Background on this work is in the blog post Harmonized Accessibility Testing. Please send comments as soon as feasible, by 24 September 2019.
Translations: 20 New WAI Accessibility Resources
Over 20 new translations of W3C WAI accessibility resources are listed at All WAI Translations. More information is in the 25 July e-mail.
For Review: Personalization Working Drafts
Updated Working Drafts on Personalization are available for review: Personalization Semantics Explainer, Personalization Semantics Content Module, Personalization Help and Support, Personalization Tools. Updates and more information are in the 17 July e-mail. Please send comments by 15 August 2019.
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