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Worldwide Participation in the World Wide Web Consortium

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A World of Stakeholders: Lessons from Global Outreach

Main logo of the World Wide Web Consortium

A slideset summarizing our efforts to broaden global participation in and benefits from W3C's work.

Daniel Dardailler, April 2008, for W3C Track in Beijing, based on Worldwide Participation in the World Wide Web Consortium.


One Web for Everyone

"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."

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and Inventor of the World Wide Web.

Growing International Presence

Accountable to the Global Public

Global Standards as enablers

Substantive work in areas with the particular objective of enabling Universal Access to the Web.

Removing economical barriers

International Relations and Liaisons

Conclusion