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Web accessibility and human rights: is the Internet the great equaliser?

December 10, 1948 is the most important day in the calendar of civil society. It is the day that the United Nations set out the rights and freedoms, which all humans should be afforded, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Sadly, we are far from achieving these as a race overall. It is understandable where non-democratic governments still prevail, but where democracy rules, why are we still failing?

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Equality, accessibility and inclusivity: paving the path to social change

As I spend most of my time concerning myself with equality, accessibility and inclusivity, I do tend to forget that most people in the world do not. Most people don't even have these words in their vernacular, let alone spend any time considering their role in making these things a reality. They simply don't think that they are in any way responsible, but I beg to differ. Edmund Burke got it right when he said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." But I have a sneaking suspicion that the path is not clear.

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The Human Rights Model of Ability

I am frequently aggrieved by social injustice and inequality, more so in this digital age as there is enough information, both scientific and anecdotal, to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we are all different and we all deserve to be treated equally in all aspects of our lives. But this is not how things are in our so-called civilised democracy, so something's gotta give.

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