The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.
The W3C MarkUp Validation Service checks HTML documents (webpages) for conformance to W3C HTML and XHTML.
W3C's long term goals for the Web are:
1. Universal Access: To make the Web accessible to all by promoting technologies that take into account the vast differences in culture, languages, education, ability, material resources, access devices, and physical limitations of users on all continents;
2. Semantic Web: To develop a software environment that permits each user to make the best use of the resources available on the Web;
3. Web of Trust: To guide the Web's development with careful consideration for the novel legal, commercial, and social issues raised by this technology.
These standards are designed and constantly monitored to ensure qualiy control over the biggest growing industry in the world.
By ensuring our website complies to the W3C Standard, we ensure that the site is viewable across a multitude of platforms and browser types.
Additionally, the W3C service ensures that websites can be viewed by the visually impaired and also, using descriptive information in the website, by the hard of hearing.
Substantial development resources have been invested to ensure that The Sovereign Group web site is W3C WAI-AAA WCAG1.0, XHTML 1.0 & CSS Compliant, Bobby 508 Compliant, and meets with Section 508 Standards.
The Sovereign Group are committed to supporting the highest levels of disability accessibility compliance.