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Haptic Interaction on the Web Community Group created

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Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:36:04 +0000
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W3C has launched the Haptic Interaction on the Web Community Group:
  http://www.w3.org/community/webhaptics/

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Haptic feedback can offer significant benefits in terms of accessibility
and usability of touch-based interfaces.  Many mobile devices, such as
smart phones and tablets, incorporate built in vibration feedback. The
W3C Vibration API [1] will allow Web application developers to utilize
vibration effects via Javascript and some have previously proposed the
addition of haptic properties to CSS [2] [3].


As new haptic technologies are expected to emerge in the near term, now
is the time to bring interested parties from the research, user, and
vendor communities together to examine and discuss standardization,
accessibility, authoring, and user experience. 


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/vibration/


[2] https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2010-June/013334.html


[3] http://chrisnager.com/touchable-textures-with-css-can-you-feel-me/

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