The Universidade de Lisboa has become a member of the W3C. The W3C is the organization, led by Tim Berners-Lee, that defines the international standards for the World Wide Web.
Universidade de Lisboa is now one of the 400+ members of the W3C who collaborate on the definition of the standards, protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web.
LASIGE, a research unit in the Universidade de Lisboa, was the main driver for ULisboa joining the W3C. Carlos Duarte is now the ULisboa representative on the W3C Advisory Committee.
LASIGE researchers of the Accessibility and Ageing research line, in particular those working on the WAI-Tools project under the orientation of Carlos Duarte, are already active contributors to the W3C Accessibility Conformance Testing Community Group (ACT CG). With ULisboa becoming a member organization, the research team has committed to becoming a member of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (ACWG) and of the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG), thus increasing the impact of their contributions.
Other LASIGE research lines also have the opportunity to join W3C Working Groups and take an active role in the definition of future Web technologies.