I am super excited to be part of GSOC, especially doing web accessibility. Both google and Mozilla have a deep understanding of the importance of access to information, but an often overlooked area is access for users with disabilities. This summer I will be exploring and improving my understanding of making web 2.0 interfaces accessible to users who may require special tools to access information. This may be anything from an on-screen magnifier to a mouseless interface, even a screen reader for the visually impaired.
It is our duty to ensure everyone has equal access. I am proud to be aware of these issues and look forward to learning and discovering new ways of allowing access to information- especially with a project like openbadges which already has such goals in mind.