W3C - Overivew
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential.
World Wide Web Consortium
The W3C mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web. Educational stakeholders use some W3C standards, particularly those related with accessibility.
The following principles guide W3C's work.
W3C Web site
- Web for All. The social value of the Web is that it enables human communication, commerce, and opportunities to share knowledge. One of W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability. Learn more about:
- Web Accessibility Initiative
- Mobile Web for Social Development
- Web on Everything. The number of different kinds of devices that can access the Web has grown immensely. Mobile phones, smart phones, personal digital assistants, interactive television systems, voice response systems, kiosks and even certain domestic appliances can all access the Web. Learn more about:
- Web of Devices
- Mobile Web Initiative
- Browsers and Other Agents