Nomensa become W3C invited experts26th May 2010
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has approached Nomensa’s Léonie Watson and Alastair Campbell to participate in developing web standards as invited experts.
Founded by Tim Berners-Lee, the W3C is an international community where Member organisations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.
Campbell will become a part of the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guideline working group, responsible for publishing guidelines aimed at website creation tools.
As chief architect of Defacto, Nomensa’s accessible content management platform, this is an area I’m extremely interested in. Being invited to join a W3C working group is a great privilege, and I’m looking forward to the experience.
Watson will be a part of the Protocols and Formats working group monitoring accessibility of other W3C specifications such as HTML5, CSS3 and ARIA.
Alastair and I will be working alongside many other people for whom we have the greatest respect. We share a belief in humanising technology, and see this as a wonderful opportunity to play a role as new standards and specifications take shape.
As recognised industry experts, both Watson and Campbell are often called upon for their professional opinion. Watson has recently been involved with the British Standards Institute (BSI), assisting in drafting DPC BS 8878, the first British standard for accessibility. She is also currently involved in creating accessibility standards for PDFs with the International Standards Organisation (ISO).