Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII)

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The GPII will combine cloud computing, web, and platform services to make access simpler, more inclusive, available everywhere, and more affordable.

Project website: http://gpii.net

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The primary objective of Raising the Floor is putting the Web within reach of all those with disability, literacy, or aging related accessibility barriers regardless of their economic status.

The GPII will combine cloud computing, web, and platform services to make access simpler, more inclusive, available everywhere, and more affordable. When completed it will provide the infrastructure needed to make it possible for companies, organizations, and society to put the web within reach of all —  by making it easier and less expensive for consumers with disabilities, ICT and AT companies, Public Access Points, employers, educators, government agencies and others to create, disseminate, and support accessibility across technologies.

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Target

The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) is focused on anyone who has trouble using information and communication technologies (ICT) effectively including:

  • Those with limited or no literacy (including those facing problems with a second language)

  • Those with disabilities or functional limitations

  • Those with limited or no digital literacy (not familiar with the new technologies being thrown at them)

  • Those who are aging and face these and other problems dealing with technologies they now want to or are forced to use in their environments

Components

The GPII is based on three major components that work together like three legs of a tripod.  All three are necessary to ensure that this new digital world that we are creating will truly be usable by us all:

  1. A way to discover what each of us needs to use this new world

  2. A way to have whatever we need appear (or happen to) every device or digital material we have to use –  when and where we have to use it.

  3. A way to make it easier and less expensing to create new, more affordable (for us and society) new solutions