The internet is for everyone, providing access to information, communication, and opportunities regardless of background or purpose. In this post I will discuss why and how openness and accessibility help provide the internet for all
Why the internet should be open
Internet openness is crucial because it preserves freedom of expression, fosters innovation, provides access to extensive information, encourages diverse idea exchange, drives economic growth, enables global cultural exchange, facilitates connections, ensures transparency, supports human rights, and promotes global collaboration on critical issues.
How we can make the internet open
By making all work available to the public
Encourage others to create and share work
By definition accessibility on the internet refers to ensuring that websites, applications, and digital content are designed and developed in a way that allows people with disabilities to use and interact with them effectively. This includes considerations for individuals with visual, auditory, motor, or cognitive impairments, aiming to provide equal access and opportunities for all users.
Why should the internet be accessible?
The internet should be accessible to ensure that everyone, including individuals with disabilities, can fully participate in the digital age and access its benefits.
How can we make the internet accessible
To make the internet accessible, websites and digital content should follow accessibility standards and guidelines, ensuring compatibility with assistive technologies and accommodating various disabilities.
Click this image for w3.org’s intro to accessibility on the web