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Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 16:11:26 -0500
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2011-02-07 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Organizes Workshop on Mobile and Web Technologies in Social and
Economic Development

   31 January 2011 | Archive


   W3C announces its fourth Workshop on Mobile and Web
   Technologies in Social and Economic Development, in Dar es
   Salam, Tanzania on 4-5 June. Today, more than half the world's
   population lives on less than $3 a day, and has no access to
   healthcare, education, government services, etc. But the strong
   growth in the mobile phone use offers new opportunities for
   improvement. The potential of simple ICT services on mobile
   devices to increase people's income has been demonstrated.
   However, there are still many challenges to overcome in order
   to realize the full potential of mobile and Web technologies in
   this area. The aim of this Workshop is to explore how to lower
   the existing barriers and to identify key directions for future
   exploration. Learn more about participation in the Workshop as
   well as sponsorship opportunities. This Workshop is jointly
   organized by W3C and the World Wide Web Foundation. Learn more
   about W3C's Mobile Web for Social Development Interest Group.


CSS Writing Modes Module Level 3 Draft Updated

   01 February 2011 | Archive


   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published an
   updated draft of "CSS Writing Modes Module Level 3," which
   specifies the text layout model in CSS and the properties that
   control it. It covers bidirectional and vertical text. Learn
   more about the Style Activity.


Alan Bird Joins W3C Staff as Global Business Development Lead

   01 February 2011 | Archive


   [] W3C welcomes J. Alan Bird to the W3C staff as the new Global
   Business Development Lead. Mr. Bird will lead W3C efforts
   internationally to strengthen the W3C Membership program,
   identify business development strategies, and seek new revenue
   streams to support the organization's mission. As the Web
   creates and transforms a growing number of industries, W3C has
   created a senior business development position to ensure that a
   more diverse set of stakeholders can participate in W3C work.
   Initially, Mr. Bird will focus on development in the areas of
   Web and Television,and Mobile Web. In addition, he will
   strengthen our business strategies internationally, working
   with partners in various regions. Mr. Bird brings 30 years of
   experience in the IT industry to his new role. In previous
   roles, Mr. Bird has focused on enterprise systems management
   and applications development, specializing in building
   partnerships that benefit end users.


   More news: http://www.w3.org/News/archive


     * 2011-02-08 ( 8 FEB) – 2011-02-09 ( 9 FEB)
       W3C Web and TV Workshop
       Berlin, Germany
       Hosted by Fraunhofer-Fokus
       The IT industry is building the future Web platform at W3C.
       HTML5, CSS, SVG, and other open global standards for Web
       technology are starting to be deployed in browsers, and the
       Web community is enthusiastic about host of new features
       such as location-based services. W3C is organizing this
       workshop to bring the television industry and other
       producers of consumer electronics into the discussion.
       Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to
       share their own perspectives, requirements, and ideas to
       ensure that emerging global standards meet their needs.
     * 2011-04-04 ( 4 APR) – 2011-04-05 ( 5 APR)
       Content on the Multilingual Web
       Pisa, Italy
       Hosted jointly by the Istituto di Informatica e Telematica
       and Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Consiglio
       Nazionale delle Ricerche.
       Today, the World Wide Web is fundamental to communication
       in all walks of life. As the share of English web pages
       decreases and that of other languages increases, it is
       vitally important to ensure the multilingual success of the
       World Wide Web. The MultilingualWeb project is looking at
       best practices and standards related to all aspects of
       creating, localizing and deploying the Web multilingually.
       The project aims to raise the visibility of existing best
       practices and standards and identify gaps. The core vehicle
       for this is a series of four events which are planned for
       the coming two years. Following the highly successful first
       event in Madrid, this second workshop will be held in Pisa,
     * 2011-06-04 ( 4 JUN) – 2011-06-05 ( 5 JUN)
       Mobile and Web Technologies in Social and Economic
       Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
       Jointly organied by the World Wide Web Foundation and W3C
       The Workshop on Mobile and Web Mobile Technologies in
       Social and Economic Development aims to understand the
       challenges associated with using mobile phones and Web
       technologies to deliver sustainable services for
       underprivileged populations in developing countries.

W3C Blog

     * None. Read the W3C Blog Archives

Upcoming Talks

     * 2011-02-14 (14 FEB)
       W3C Widgets and Web APIs
       WAC Developer event in Mobile World Congress 2011
       Barcelona, Spain
     * 2011-03-11 (11 MAR)
       Think Mobile First, Then Enhance
       by Karl Dubost
       Confoo 2011
       Montreal, Canada
     * 2011-03-13 (13 MAR)
       Secret Revealed: How to be Successful, with Accessibility
       by Shawn Henry
       SXSW interactive
       Austin, TX, USA
     * 2011-03-15 (15 MAR)
       Making Your UA Accessible to All
       by Shawn Henry
       Conference for Software User Assistance
       Long Beach, CA, USA
     * 2011-03-17 (17 MAR)
       Conducting Effective Accessibility Buy-In Sessions: A Key
       to Success
       by Shawn Henry
       CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities
       San Diego, CA, USA
     * 2011-03-17 (17 MAR)
       Web Accessibility is About People: A Tour of New WAI
       by Shawn Henry
       CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities
       San Diego, CA, USA

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