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W3C re-energizes process for agile Web standardization and earlier Royalty-Free protection

September 15th, 2020

The 15 September 2020 W3C Process Document and 15 September 2020 W3C Patent Policy take effect today. At a time when the Web is increasingly essential with the world going more and more virtual, these updates increase the Web Consortium’s responsiveness and strengthen standardization activities by adding a continuous standard development mode and earlier Royalty-Free…

W3C opens Diversity Fund applications for TPAC 2020

September 9th, 2020

TPAC registration just opened and we are opening applications for the Diversity Fund. We believe that more diversity means better representation, which leads to better and more inclusive design. We believe that more background, more use cases, more edge cases, lead to a better Web. More diversity also brings higher quality results. Our CEO blogged…

W3C Strategic Highlights, May 2020

May 29th, 2020

W3C released today to the public the May 2020 W3C Strategic Highlights. The report covers the massive and critical work that took place since last September at the Web Consortium toward the growth and strength of the Web, how W3C meets industry needs, and provides updates in key areas, as well as the latest around…

W3C Consortium and Financial Management RFP

May 20th, 2020

As W3C moves toward a stand-alone Legal Entity, we owe it to ourselves, our Members and our Community to explore the best way to run the organization and deliver the high-quality experiences that our community has come to expect. One of these areas is how we manage most of the back-office functions of the Legal…

W3C Team interim travel restrictions and guidance for continuity of operations

May 13th, 2020

2020-03-25 Update: W3C Management resolved to renew and extend until July 15, 2020 the interim W3C Team travel policy and the guidance to not hold in-person meetings of W3C Groups. Effective immediately and through 15 May July 15, 2020: The W3C Team travel policy prescribes that all international travel is suspended and staff are urged…

Macmillan Learning and Fondazione LIA win the ABC 2020 Awards

March 12th, 2020

We are happy to share that W3C Members Macmillan Learning and Fondazione LIA are the winners of the Accessible Books Consortium’s 2020 International Excellence Awards for Accessible Publishing. Macmillan Learning was recognized in the publisher category as the first Global Certified Accessible (GCA) publisher producing products and learning materials in accessible formats for students with…

Join us in celebrating the 31st birthday of the World Wide Web

March 12th, 2020

In March 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote “Information Management: A Proposal” and with that quiet act launched an idea, the World Wide Web, that has changed our lives forever. The Web was envisioned by Tim as a global information-sharing space that would connect people and encourage understanding and sharing of knowledge. It is now an…