This session is facilitated by Uffa Modey, Esther Mwema
About this session
On a flip chart, projected screen OR white board, the facilitator writes the introductory and closing parts of the letter through contributed inputs from the participants. (Date:… To:… Dear:…, Subject:… We are:…, We desire to: …….)
The participants are split into 3 groups, each with a question card for one the questions below;
Give an example of a scenario where an end user may not be able to make use of modern technology due their age, gender, race, sex, physical disability
What are the effects of lacking inclusive technology within a society?
How can we encourage digital inclusion in the modern era?
In each group, the participants will discuss their individual responses and propose a group response ( 3 - 4 sentences).
Responses from each group shall be included to the letter as paragraphs.
The participants will discuss avenues for the letter to be shared with the Mozfest community and global Internet users.
Goals of this session
To write an open letter to all global citizens which will highlight at least 3 case scenarios where new and emerging technologies ( AI, IoT, Blockchain, VR and others) have failed to promote the inclusion of people from underrepresented groups.
This letter will be aimed at raising awareness on and contributing to addressing the challenges around inclusion in our digital future.