The Fredericksburg Neighbourhood Coalition

Their mission

The Fredericksburg Neighbourhood Coalition is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of Fredericksburg area residents by tackling a range of issues, including housing (via the “save our single family homes initiative”), transportation, and economic development. Their mission revolves around advocating for policies and initiatives that enhance the overall health and quality of life for local residents.

An Evaluation

In my research on this subject, it’s evident that the Fredericksburg Coalition is currently placing significant emphasis on their “Save Single Family Homes” initiative. They have also designed attention-grabbing signs that bear the message “Save Our Single Family Homes,” with the acronym “SOS” prominently displayed, creating a sense of urgency to raise awareness about this cause (photo below). Following this, there is an article that provides helpful insight linked here .

The following article, discovered in an effort to establish credibility, was published by MyHyperbole. It delves into an assessment of the authenticity of the Coalition’s website. This article identifies significant shortcomings, notably the inaccuracy of the images depicting the potential use of ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units). For instance, the article critiques the portrayal of oversized cranes lowering weathered shipping containers, arguing that this may not accurately represent the reality of ADU implementation. Furthermore, the article underscores the possibility of ADUs being situated in high-density zones.

Save our Single family homes sign in yard outside a neighbourhood home

In Conclusion

Although the Fredericksburg Neighborhood Coalition appears to be a valuable community resource for addressing local issues, some individuals have raised concerns about the website’s one-sided perspective. As highlighted in the MyHyperbole article, the website’s portrayal of dingy and weathered shipping containers being placed in residential backyards may not present the most favorable image. This portrayal could potentially be used to generate opposition. On the other hand, the MyHyperbole article effectively outlines the positive impacts that the introduction of ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) can bring to the community.

Who is the internet for?

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

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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.

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Hi guys, my name is Max and I am in my third year here at UMW. I am an international business major with an environmental sustainability minor. I am also on the men’s rugby team and play 8 man. Fun fact I am not American.