Led by Web inventor and Director, Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeff Jaffe, the W3C focus is on leading the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing standards, protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web
Our vision for the Web  involves participation, sharing knowledge, and thereby building trust on a global scale. Our goals  include making social benefits of the web available to all people on any device., whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability . With the Open Web Platform , the W3C has promoted the Web as a full-fledged programming environment. Web apps can be created within the browser or outside of it, accessible across all devices—smartphones, laptops, tablets, desktops, autos—and others not yet invented. We also bolster the Web as a global repository of data and services. We recognize that with the Web's growing uses comes the importance of security and trust to support complex interactions among parties around the world. To learn more or to join, please visit our site .