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W3C Weekly News - 2 July 2005

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 12:15:30 -0700
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                            W3C Weekly News

                         29 June - 2 July 2005

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W3C Welcomes Founding Sponsors of the Mobile Web Initiative

  W3C is pleased to welcome the Founding Sponsors of the Mobile Web
  Initiative: Afilias, Bango.net, Drutt Corporation, Ericsson, France
  Telecom, HP, Jataayu Software, MobileAware, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Opera
  Software, TIM Italia, Segala M Test, Sevenval, RuleSpace, V-Enable,
  Vodafone and Volantis. W3C MWI is a concerted effort to make the Web
  interoperable and usable for users of mobile devices. Read about MWI
  and how to sponsor MWI.


QA Specification Guidelines Are a W3C Proposed Recommendation

  W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of "QA Framework:
  Specification Guidelines" to Proposed Recommendation. Designed to help
  make technical reports easy to interpret without ambiguity, the
  guidelines explain how to define and specify conformance and how a
  specification might allow variation. Published as an updated Working
  Draft, "Variability in Specifications" contains advanced design
  considerations and conformance-related techniques. Visit the QA home


Last Call: Voice Browser Call Control

  Addressing comments and implementation issues, the Voice Browser
  Working Group has published a third Last Call Working Draft of "Voice
  Browser Call Control: CCXML Version 1.0." CCXML, the Call Control
  eXtensible Markup Language, provides telephony call control support for
  VoiceXML and other dialog systems. Comments are welcome through 29
  July. Visit the voice browser home page.


Working Draft: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

  The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group has
  released an updated Working Draft of the "Web Content Accessibility
  Guidelines 2.0." The Working Group invites comments on the number of
  conformance levels, how to address validity, and the resolution of
  previously raised issues. Following WCAG makes Web content more
  accessible to the vast majority of users, including people with
  disabilities and older users, using many different devices including a
  wide variety of assistive technology. Read about the Web Accessibility


Working Drafts: Checklists for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

  The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group has
  released First Public Working Drafts of the "Web Content Accessibility
  Guidelines 2.0 Checklist" in both table and linear formats. Serving as
  an appendix to and quick reference for Web Content Accessibility
  Guidelines 2.0, the checklists give all success criteria and their
  levels, linked to WCAG 2.0 for more information. Read about the Web
  Accessibility Initiative.


Working Drafts: Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

  The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group has
  released four updated Working Drafts of techniques for WCAG 2.0:
  "Client-side Scripting," "CSS," "General" and "HTML." The drafts give
  guidance on using ECMAScript, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTML and
  XHTML to create accessible Web content. The Working Group invites
  comments, especially on the general techniques. Read about the Web
  Accessibility Initiative.


Upcoming W3C Talks

  * Shadi Abou-Zahra and Shawn Henry give a Best Practices
    Exchange Training on 5 July in Lisbon, Portugal.
  * Steven Pemberton presents at the First Euro Conference on
    Mobile Government on 10 July in Brighton, UK.
  * Jim Larson, Chair of the Voice Browser Working Group, gives a
    tutorial at the 11th International Conference on
    Human-Computer Interaction on 27 July in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  * Steven Pemberton gives a keynote at Interact 2005 on 16
    September in Rome, Italy.
  * Ivan Herman presents at the W3C German and Austrian Office
    Semantic Web Days on 7 October in Munich, Germany.

   Browse upcoming W3C appearances and events, also available as
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