Siteimprove Joins W3C, the World’s Leading Accessibility Body
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – February 10, 2017 – Siteimprove has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the leading group of organizations, thought leaders, and community members developing international web standards.
As the organizing body behind the global Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), W3C focuses heavily on digital accessibility. These guidelines have become the baseline for internet regulations around the world, including in the European Union, the United States, Australia, and more.
“Staying on top of the newest developments in accessibility standards and technology has always been key for us in the development of our accessibility tools. We look forward to actively contributing to the development of accessibility standards within the W3C,” said Anne Thyme, Siteimprove Accessibility Product Owner.
Together with its members, the W3C works to build a web that is data-rich, inclusive, and trustworthy. Siteimprove is honored to join other global organizations in this initiative, including major players such as Microsoft, Apple, British Broadcasting Corporation, Samsung, and more.
On its quest to make the web a better place for all, Siteimprove is also a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals and Denmark’s Design for Alle, a branch of Design for All Europe, an organization working toward an inclusive Europe for everyone. Siteimprove participates in the Danish Standards IT-tilgængelighed Committee and UNINFO eAccessibility Commission for the development of standards that are instrumental in facilitating access to the web. Siteimprove has also hosted web accessibility meetups in Minneapolis, Minn., and Copenhagen, Denmark, and collaborates with various organizations for people with disabilities.
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Siteimprove provides organizations of all shapes and sizes with solutions that make website management, maintenance, and optimization easier and more affordable. With a worldwide customer base of more than 5,000 customers, Siteimprove serves dozens of markets from offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Minneapolis, Oslo, Sydney, Toronto, and Vienna.