In this post, I would like to highlight the barriers to accessing legal information and ways we can help remove them.
Let’s begin by clarifying the difference between accessibility and availability. Material is accessible when barriers to the content are removed and they can be used by as many people as possible, these barriers can take several forms such as financial or technical limits to access. Material is available when people can easily use it, because it is free of legal and policy restrictions.
A legal document can be accessible, but not available. For example, a member of the public . . . [more]