Raising the Floor – US

We’re an international coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to ensuring that the Internet, and everything available through it, is accessible to everybody. Our central focus is the development of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII).
Our vision is to revolutionize the landscape of assistive technology by creating an infrastructure to facilitate the development, distribution, and support of a wide range of affordable accessibility solutions around the world.
The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure is a paradigm shift that will provide enhancements to the Internet to enable the Internet to be truly inclusive for the first time. The GPII will not create new access technologies or services, but will create the infrastructure for making their development, identification, delivery, and use easier, less expensive, and more effective.
Each information and communication technology (ICT) will be able to instantly change to fit users as they encounter the device, rather than requiring users to figure out how to adapt, configure or install access features they need. It also introduces a system of shared components and services to reduce cost, increase interoperability, and foster innovation.