W3C: long term goals

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, and physical limitations of users on all continents

Semantic Web
To develop a software environment that permits each user to make the best use of the resources available on the Web

Web of Trust
To guide the Web's development with careful consideration for the novel legal, commercial, and social issues raised by this technology