NASA Joins Web Consortium to Help Improve Universal Access

WASHINGTON -- NASA announced Thursday it has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The consortium is an international organization
that develops protocols, standards and guidelines to ensure universal
Web access.

"Standards will play a key role in making NASA's content more
accessible on the Internet and in the implementation of our Open
Government plan," said Chris Kemp, chief technology officer for
Information Technology at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
"Additionally, standards nurture technology innovation. We are
especially interested in participating in those areas where NASA's
ongoing technical requirements overlap with the W3C's standardization

W3C's staff works with member organizations and the public to enhance
long-term growth for the Web. The organization has more than 350
members. It is run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Mass., the European Research
Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics in France, and Keio
University in Japan.

"W3C is delighted to welcome NASA back as a member," said Jeff Jaffe,
W3C chief executive officer. "The agency's participation in W3C
activities such as eGovernment, Linked Open Data and Semantic Web
technologies will bring great depth and breadth of experience to
these communities and opportunities for leadership in emerging

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For more information about NASA's Office of the Chief Information
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Source: NASA

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