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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2008-12-15 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20081215

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team
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W3C Web Standard Defines Accessibility for Next Generation Web

   Today W3C announced a new standard that will help Web designers and
   developers create sites that better meet the needs of users with
   disabilities and older users. Drawing on extensive experience and
   community feedback, the "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
   2.0" improve upon W3C's groundbreaking initial standard for
   accessible Web content, apply to more advanced technologies, and are
   more precisely testable. W3C also published supporting resources,
   including "Understanding WCAG 2.0," "Techniques for WCAG 2.0," and
   How to Meet WCAG 2.0: A Customizable Quick Reference. Read the press
   release, testimonials, announcement, and WCAG Overview. Learn more
   about the Web Accessibility Initiative.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/
   http://www.w3.org/2008/12/wcag20-pressrelease.html
   http://www.w3.org/2008/12/wcag20-testimonial
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2008OctDec/0152
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Call for Review: EMMA: Extensible MultiModal Annotation markup language
Proposed Recommendation

   The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has published the Proposed
   Recommendation of "EMMA: Extensible MultiModal Annotation markup
   language." This document is part of a set of specifications for
   multimodal systems, and provides details of an XML markup language
   for containing and annotating the interpretation of user input. The
   interpretation of the user's input is expected to be generated by
   signal interpretation processes, such as speech and ink recognition,
   semantic interpreters, and other types of processors for use by
   components that act on the user's inputs such as interaction
   managers. See the group's implementation report. Comments are
   welcome through 15 January. Learn more about the Multimodal
   Interaction Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/PR-emma-20081215/
   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/2008/emma-ir/
   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/

Minor Update to CSS Mobile Profile 2.0

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group updated the Candidate
   Recommendation of "CSS Mobile Profile 2.0." The specification
   defines in general a subset of CSS 2.1 that is to be considered a
   baseline for interoperability between implementations of CSS on
   constrained devices (e.g. mobile phones). Its intent is not to
   produce a profile of CSS incompatible with the complete
   specification, but rather to ensure that implementations that due to
   platform limitations cannot support the entire specification
   implement a common subset that is interoperable not only amongst
   constrained implementations but also with complete ones. This
   document is the same as the last working draft, except for editorial
   changes. Learn more about the Style Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/CR-css-mobile-20081210/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/

W3C launches Validator Donation and Sponsorship Campaign

   W3C launched a new initiative giving web developers and designers a
   chance to show their support for the W3C Validators. With millions
   of validations performed daily, the validator services are among the
   most popular applications on the web today. W3C appreciates the
   great work of the dedicated volunteers who have helped make the
   validator such a success. Donations and sponsorship from the
   community will help us fund hardware and staffing to build even
   better, faster and friendlier free tools, such as:
     * Integrated the web quality checking with the central Unicorn
       framework
     * A new generation of tools for CSS checking
     * A multilingual, flexible and friendly Markup Validator
     * New tools for SVG, accessibility, and more

   We also welcome sponsorships from organizations that support Web
   Standards, and encourage Web Communities to spread the word about
   this campaign. Visit the Validator Donation page.

   http://www.w3.org/QA/Tools/Donate
   http://www.w3.org/QA/Tools/Donate
   http://www.w3.org/QA/Tools/Unicorn
   http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/11/dreamimg_a_new_css_validator.html
   http://validator.w3.org/todo.html
   http://www.w3.org/QA/Tools/Donate
   Past home page news...

   http://www.w3.org/News/

W3C Questions and Answers Blog 
     * Validator Donation Program: day 2 by olivier Théreaux
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/12/validator_donation_program.html
       http://www.w3.org/People/olivier/
     * A Few Predictions for 2009 by Ian Jacobs
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/12/a_few_predictions_for_2009.html
     * A personal reflection on the WCAG 2.0 publication by Shawn Henry
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/12/a_personal_reflection_on_wcag20.htm
       l
       http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
     * A New Era for Web Accessibility: WCAG 2.0 is Finalized by Shawn
       Henry
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/12/wcag_20_is_finalized.html
       http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
     * From Iran, with love by Coralie Mercier
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/12/from_iran_with_love.html
       http://my.opera.com/koalie/
     * Past Q&A Blog ...
       http://www.w3.org/QA/archive/

Upcoming Talks 

     * 9 January 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Never is a long time
       - Disruptive technology and the Web. Steven Pemberton presents
       at Freelance Factory.
     * 12 February 2009, Gijón, Spain: Innovative Uses of Mobile ICTs
       for Development. José Manuel Alonso participates in a panel at
       II International Meeting on ICT for Development Cooperation.
     * 21 March 2009, Prague, Czech Republic: XML Processing and
       Choreography. Mohamed Zergaoui is at XML Prague 2009.
     * View upcoming talks by country
       http://www.w3.org/2004/08/W3CTalks?date=Recent+and+upcoming&coun
       tryListing=yes&submit=Submit
     * More talks...
       http://www.w3.org/Talks/

Upcoming Meetings

     * W3C Workshop on the Future of Social Networking, 15-16 January
       2009
     * W3C Workshop on Speaker Biometrics and VoiceXML 3.0 , 5-6 March
       2009
     * Africa Perspective on the Role of Mobile Technologies in
       Fostering Social and Economic Development, 1-2 April 2009
     * More About Workshops...
       http://www.w3.org/2003/08/Workshops/
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...
       http://www.w3.org/Consortium/meetings

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