Imagine someone in a wheelchair not being able to go to the local public library, because there were no access ramps at the entrance. You would be outraged, right? In a modern, inclusive society, we have come to expect entrance ramps (or a viable alternative) enabling access to public buildings. Now we must expect the same when it comes to public information. Creating accessible content is the digital equivalent of adding ramps, disability toilets and good signage to physical buildings to improve access for all.
Posts tagged "human rights"
Local and international laws and processes are struggling to address the ubiquitous influence of technology and the realities of the online world we live in.
While small changes to protect vulnerable groups are taking place within countries, the problem is global and it's getting bigger and more complex.
What we can learn from the Christchurch Call is meaningful change would require true collaboration and partnership between states and private sector.