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W3C Public Newsletter, 2008-06-02

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Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 18:51:14 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2008-06-02 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Launches Group to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

   As part of the growing set of W3C initiatives related to social
   development, W3C invites participation in the new Mobile Web for
   Development (MW4D) interest Group, chartered to explore the
   potential of mobile technology to help bridge the digital divide.
   "We need to solve important challenges, such as lack of standards in
   end-user devices, network constraints, service cost, issues of
   literacy, and an understanding of the real information needs of
   rural communities," said Ken Banks, kiwanja.net, who Chairs the
   group. "To do so requires an multidisciplinary approach, a step we
   take through the creation of this new group." Read more in the press
   release. This launch is part of W3C's Mobile Web Initiative (MWI),
   which aims to identify and resolve challenges and issues of
   accessing the Web when on the move. This work takes place under the
   auspices of the European Union's 7th Research Framework Programme
   (FP7), part of the Digital World Forum project.


W3C Advisory Committee Elects Advisory Board

   The W3C Advisory Committee has filled six open seats on the W3C
   Advisory Board. Created in 1998, the Advisory Board provides
   guidance to the Team on issues of strategy, management, legal
   matters, process, and conflict resolution. Beginning 1 July, the
   nine Advisory Board participants are Jean-François Abramatic (ILOG),
   Ann Bassetti (The Boeing Company), Jim Bell (HP), Don Deutsch
   (Oracle), Eduardo Gutentag (Sun Microsystems), Steve Holbrook (IBM),
   Ken Laskey (MITRE), Ora Lassila (Nokia), and Arun Ranganathan
   (Mozilla Foundation). Steve Zilles continues as interim Advisory
   Board Chair. Read more about the Advisory Board.


Last Call: XHTML Access Module

   The XHTML 2 Working Group has published the Last Call Working Draft
   of "XHTML Access Module." This document is intended to help make
   XHTML-family markup languages more effective at supporting the needs
   of the accessibility community. It does so by providing a generic
   mechanism for defining the relationship between document components
   and well-known accessibility taxonomies. Comments are welcome
   through 16 June. Learn more about the HTML Activity.

   Past home page news...


W3C Questions and Answers Blog 
     * Semantic Desktop in KDE 4.0 on Linux by Ivan Herman
     * Past Q&A Blog ...

Upcoming Meetings

     * Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies in Fostering Social
       Development, 2-3 June
     * More About Workshops...
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...

Upcoming Talks 

     * 2 June, Sao Paulo, Brazil: Towards eGovernment 2.0 through
       Better Use of the Web. José Manuel Alonso presents at W3C
       Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies in Fostering Social
     * 2 June, Västerås, Sweden: Framtidssäkra eFörvaltningen. Olle
       Olsson participates in a panel at Offentliga Rummet 2008.
     * 4 June, Brussels, Belgium: International Perspective. Judy
       Brewer participates in a panel at Open conference on the Results
       from Phase I of Standards Mandate 376: Public Procurement of
       Accessible ICT in Europe.
     * 4 June, Sao Paulo, Brazil: Towards eGovernment 2.0 through
       better use of the Web. José Manuel Alonso presents at W3C Brazil
       Office Public Launch.
     * 4 June, Sao Paolo, Brazil: W3C - Web Open Standards. Daniel
       Dardailler presents at W3C Brazil Office Launch event .
     * 10 June, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Web Accessibility: People with
       Disabilities and Elderly Citizens. Shadi Abou-Zahra presents at
       Web Sin Barreras.
     * 11 June, Nashville, TN, USA: Color for the Global Web. Molly E
       Holzschlag presents at Voices That Matter.
     * 12 June, Nashville, TN, USA: Designing for Today’s Browsers.
       Molly E Holzschlag presents at Voices That Matter.
     * 17 June, New York, NY, USA: Web of Data. Tim Berners-Lee
       presents at LinkedData Planet Conference: exploring the new web
       of linked data.
     * 19 June, Nancy, France: États des lieux du Web sémantique. Ivan
       Herman gives a keynote at 19èmes Journées Francophones
       d'Ingénierie des Connaissances (IC2008).
     * 19 June, Tokyo, Japan: Update on W3C/WAI Guidelines including
       WCAG 2.0. Judy Brewer presents at Open Seminar of Information
     * 19 June, Baltimore, Maryland, USA: How New Web Accessibility
       Standards Impact User Experience Design. Shawn Henry presents at
       Usability Professionals' Association International Conference
     * 26 June, Frankfurt, Germany: Mobile Internet – the Way Forward.
       Steve Bratt participates in a panel at 2nd NGMN Industry
       Conference 2008.
     * 16 August, Honolulu, HI, USA: Hot and Spicy Style with CSS.
       Molly E Holzschlag gives a tutorial at Hot and Spicy Style with
     * 20 August, New York, USA: Multimodal Standards and Applications.
       Deborah Dahl, Ingmar Kliche, Raj Tumuluri present at SpeechTEK.
     * 17 October, Poznan, Poland: The Policy-Aware Web meets Virtual
       Goods. Renato Iannella gives a keynote at 6th International
       Workshop for Technical, Economic and Legal Aspects of Business
       Models for Virtual Goods.
     * View upcoming talks by country
     * More talks...

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