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https://www.w3.org/ — 25 February 2020 — The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was founded by the inventor of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, and is responsible for key standards that make the world wide web work (such as CSS, WebRTC, accessibility, web payments and more). Studio 24 and the Web Consortium are proud to announce a contract to redesign w3.org to more effectively communicate what the organisation does with a modern, inclusive, usable website.
Coralie Mercier, Head of W3C Marketing & Communications said: "I am delighted to partner with Studio 24 as we embark on this project. We haven’t done a website redesign in a very long time. In fact, in the 21 years I’ve been with the W3C, I remember only 3 different designs, the current one being from a decade ago. Redesigning our website is crucial to improve the overall experience of those who depends on us for our Web standards work. As W3C makes the Web work for everyone, Studio 24 will help make our website work better for everyone."
Studio 24 have always believed in building a better web, using standards to make sure the sites they build are accessible to all regardless of who you are, what internet access you have, what device you’re using, or any disability you may have. Their own Accessibility Lead Developer will help move this forward. In this regard Studio 24’s beliefs are perfectly aligned to W3C’s mission in making a ‘Web for All’. 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.
Simon Jones, Managing Director, Studio 24 said: "The team are really looking forward to getting started with this project. In the 20-year history of Studio 24, it feels as if we’ve been leading up to a project like this. Our company mission to bring together human-centred design and open source technology is ideally fitted to a client such as W3C."
The mission of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is to lead the Web to its full potential by creating technical standards and guidelines to ensure that the Web remains open, accessible, and interoperable for everyone around the globe. W3C well-known standards HTML and CSS are the foundational technologies upon which websites are built. W3C works on ensuring that all foundational Web technologies meet the needs of civil society, in areas such as accessibility, internationalization, security, and privacy. W3C also provides the standards that undergird the infrastructure for modern businesses leveraging the Web, in areas such as entertainment, communications, digital publishing, and financial services. That work is created in the open, provided for free and under the groundbreaking W3C Patent Policy. For its work to make online videos more accessible with captions and subtitles, W3C received a 2016 Emmy Award. And for its work to standardize a Full TV Experience on the Web, W3C received a 2019 Emmy Award.
W3C's vision for "One Web" brings together thousands of dedicated technologists representing more than 400 Member organizations and dozens of industry sectors. W3C is jointly hosted by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the United States, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France, Keio University in Japan and Beihang University in China. For more information see https://www.w3.org/.
Founded in 1999, Studio 24 is a small, independent digital agency in the heart of Cambridge, UK. We help clients make sense of their digital strategy. We craft beautiful, human-centered websites and we develop clever web apps with open source technology. Studio 24 has clients from varying market sectors including the Public Sector (Crown Commercial Service, UK Parliament, Department of Health and Social Care) and Major Projects (HS2, London Heathrow, Crossrail).
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