Who is the Internet for?

It depends on how open and accessible the content is!

What does it mean for something to be “open” on the internet?


  • Easy to access
  • Feedback during development
  • Available to everyone

Reasons to be open:

  • Help with development
  • To get information out
  • Collaboration

Reasons not to be open:

  • For profit
  • Secret (maybe government related) projects
  • Maybe not ready for the public (unsatisfied with work)

How to be open:

  • Make public
  • Allow feedback
  • Maybe make it free

What does it mean to be “accessible” on the internet?


  • Helps allow something to be open
  • Creates easier access
  • Helps with disabilities, but is not limited to disabilities

Reasons to be accessible:

  • Inclusivity
  • Allows info to be accessed by more people
  • Morally right (for most)
  • Avoid lawsuits

Reasons not to be accessible

  • Secrecy
  • Maybe prejudice?

How to be accessible:

  • Add disability accommodations (Closed captions, colorblind filters, high contrast, etc)
Sad dinosaur in a storm with other concerned dinosaurs in the background.

Dinosaur going through it. Probably due to lack of internet accessibility in the prehistoric era.

Here you can find the ADA standards on accessibility.

Jason Walker