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W3C to Receive Emmy® for Work on Accessible Captioning

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:45:59 -0600
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <568C2B87.10004@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

We wanted to share some exciting news: The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) will receive a Technology & Engineering Emmy ® Award for work on standardization and pioneering development of broadband captioning. W3C's Timed Text Markup Language (TTML) helps make video content more accessible to people with disabilities, particularly people who are deaf or hard of hearing, through text captioning.

More info about the award and about TTML is available in a press release at:
	<https://www.w3.org/2016/01/emmyawardttml.html.en>

Making video content accessible is part of the mission of W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), and WAI initiated the collaborative work on captioning in TTML. WAI's continuing work in this area includes recent updating of the Media Accessibility User Requirements at:
	<http://www.w3.org/TR/media-accessibility-reqs/>

An introduction to web accessibility is at:
	<http://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/accessibility>

Thanks to everyone who contributes to accessibility work through W3C and WAI!

Regards,
Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Judy Brewer, WAI Director



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