Who is the Internet for?

Openness

What is it?

The idea of share thoughts or ideas freely with everybody.

Why is it important?

Openness allows for the world to give suggestions or modify one’s ideas in order to make it better. It is important to share these ideas with everybody else so that the community can help other people.

How to maintain “openness”

By creating what can be referred to as an “open” source. This will allow more people access to information ultimately impacted a larger community

What are some examples?

  • Social media
  • Websites
  • Buying/selling products
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Accessibility

What is it?

A way of ensuring that everybody can comprehend and understand the message that is being conveyed.

Why is it important?

Many people have disabilities, which makes it difficult when accessing the internet. There are legalities that ensure accessibility to all people. Many people want to share their thoughts and ideas for a variety of reasons. One being, that they may broaden their audiences and increase profit. Another can include businesses want to make their content accessible for this reason, as well. Lastly, it is important to ensure accessibility to everybody for moral reasons. Human being deserve to be equal, without discrimination. It is the right thing to do.

How do we do this?

Using the “curb-cut” effect helps to ensure that those who may not be able to access certain information are able to.

What are some everyday examples?

  • Closed captioning
  • Larger text sizes
  • Audio enhancement tools

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