Emmy® Award for W3C Standards Work on Accessible Video Captioning and Subtitles

W3C will receive a 2016 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its work on the Timed Text Mark-up Language standard that makes video content more accessible with text captioning and subtitles. In the past, CWI researchers Dick Bulterman and Kees Blom contributed to the W3C Timed Text Working Group and CWI is still very active in W3C standardization research.

Publication date: 08-01-2016

W3C will receive a 2016 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its work on the Timed Text Mark-up Language standard that makes video content more accessible with text captioning and subtitles. In the past, CWI researchers Dick Bulterman and Kees Blom contributed to the W3C Timed Text Working Group and CWI is still very active in W3C standardization research. Representatives from W3C staff and the Timed Text Working Group will attend the Emmy awards ceremony on 8 January at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

“W3C is thrilled to receive a 2016 Emmy ® Award in recognition of technologies that support an important part of our mission to bring the full potential of the World Wide Web to everyone, whatever their disability, culture, language, device or network infrastructure,” said W3C CEO Dr. Jeff Jaffe. “I would like to thank the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for their recognition of W3C, and I congratulate the members of the W3C Timed Text Working Group and the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative on this outstanding achievement.”

For more information about the Emmy ® Award and TTML, see the press release.

Source: W3C and CWI