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Re: W3C to Receive Emmy(R) for Work on Accessible Captioning

From: Kevin Cole <kevin.cole@gallaudet.edu>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2016 10:31:08 -0500
Message-ID: <CANCGHih6y00TNDn8JXHVXko1fn++q4TBS9=xdw3jdNPN4b--QA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Lovely! I'm spreading the word here at the "Mecca of the Deaf", Gallaudet
University.

Congratulations!
On Jan 5, 2016 15:48, "Shawn Henry" <shawn@w3.org> wrote:

> 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
>
>
>
> ---
> <http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/>
>
>
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