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#VisibileWikiWomen

Centering the knowledges of marginalised communities from around the world. Re-imagining the internet to be for and from us all.

7000 Languages

We create free language-learning software for Indigenous communities around the world.

cat-icon 745 Atlantic Ave, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Accessibility Checker

A feature in Office 365 that works like Spell Check, but for accessibility.

cat-icon Redmond, WA, USA

AccessMap

AccessMap is an AI-powered online travel planner built on top of OpenSidewalks, which logs the physical features of sidewalk infrastructure, to help people with disabilities plan and navigate any trip

cat-icon Seattle, WA, USA

Aira

Aira connects people who are blind or low vision to a trained professional agent who is dedicated to further enhancing their everyday experience – completely hands-free assistance at the touch of a button.

Baobab.law

Baobab.law attempts to remove barriers to legal assistance by providing DIY legal solutions in the form of videotutorials. Videos are recorded with professional lawyers, and are available in multiple languages.

cat-icon South Africa

Be My Eyes

Bringing sight to blind and low-vision people

Bite the Ballot

Bite The Ballot is an international social enterprise that specialises in civic and community engagement. Our charity has grown from an idea in a classroom to coordinating world-record breaking campaigns, changing laws and rebranding politics among young and socially-excluded communities.

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BRCK

Access the internet simply and reliably where you are. BRCK is a rugged, self powered, cloud enabled wifi hotspot router with built in fail-overs.

Burocratas YouTube channel

Somos una herramienta de información que busca que los ciudadanos tengan una visión clara y completa de la gestión de los funcionarios públicos en Colombia.

cat-icon Bogota, Colombia

Center for Civic Education

The Center for Civic Education is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries.

Centro de Relevo

Inclusion for allowing citizens with hearing impairment to interact with public services and institutions.

cat-icon Cra. 8a, Bogotá, Colombia

CivLab

CivLab is a suite of complementary projects and design-thinking that revolve around the concepts of citizenship, civics, and engagement.

cat-icon Lehigh University, Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA, USA

Code for Nerima

The Code for Japan Brigade based in Nerima-ku, Tokyo

cat-icon Nerima City, Tokyo, Japan

Community Lab at Open Tech Fund

The Community Lab provides services that empower the community to become stronger and vibrant by focusing on cultivating deeper trust relationships, improving knowledge share and collaboration, and supporting and diversifying the next generation of leaders.

cat-icon 2025 M Street Northwest, Downtown, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Constitute Project

Constitute offers access to the world’s constitutions so that users can systematically compare them across a broad set of topics — using an inviting, clean interface.

cat-icon Texas, USA

Defusor

Less Misinformation, Better Internet.

cat-icon Factory 619, 66 bis Avenue Salah Ben Youssef, Tunis, Tunisia

DemGames

An impactful gaming platform that complements assessment tools around civic and voter education principles for youth, focusing on scalability and fun.

Democracy.com

The number one reason people give for not getting involved in an issue or election is that they don’t know how. Solving this problem led us to create Democracy.com. Our groundbreaking free-to-join platform makes citizen action as easy as buying a book online.

DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES FOR AN OPEN INTERNET

The Democratic Principles for an Open Internet have been primarily designed for citizens and civil society organizations in fragile and emerging democracies, who are new to the digital rights space, are beginning to engage more regularly online, and who may be more likely to encounter deliberate internet disruptions as a result of government interference.

Digital Stewards Detroit

This training prepares teams of community organizers, people with construction skills, and techies to design and deploy communications infrastructure with a commitment to the Detroit Digital Justice Principles.

Digital Undivided

BLACK AND LATINX WOMEN FOUNDERS + THEIR BIG IDEAS AND HIGH GROWTH COMPANIES + OUR TRAINING, NETWORK, AND ACCESS TO FUNDING = SOMETHING THE STARTUP WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE

Direct Democracy Database

The Direct Democracy Database allows users to explore the different ways direct democracy is used in different countries.

Gender and Technology Institutes

In partnerships with local and international organisations, each GTI has further developed specific facilitation methodologies and training contents addressing the risks, attacks and contexts faced by activist women in the region.

Generation Citizen

Generation Citizen believes all students have the right to civics education that prepares them to participate in our democracy.

How to vote in every state videos

Democracy only works when we vote. But voter laws are different in every state in America, so the process for registering to vote, checking your registration...

cat-icon 10 Hudson Yards, 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA
cat-icon Monash University, Wellington Rd, Clayton VIC, Australia

Liftware

Liftware's selection of stabilizing and leveling handles and attachments are designed to help people with hand tremor or limited hand and arm mobility retain dignity, confidence, and independence.

Localization Lab

Our crowdsourced localization results in more accurate and timely translations, and unlocks access to the internet for users all over the world

Michigan Moonshot

The Michigan Moonshot aims to leverage public and private partnerships to connect everyone in rural Michigan, regardless of geography.

cat-icon Michigan, USA

Mozilla Foundation

Established in 2003, guided by the Mozilla Manifesto, the Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible to all.

MyGov NYC

We help you better understand NYC government, and give you decision-making tools to improve it

cat-icon 134 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA

Netblocks

NetBlocks is an open technology platform that helps communities around the world detect and measure internet shutdowns, social media filtering and throttling in real-time.

Netfreedom Pioneers

We are a technology nonprofit committed to inspire and bring positive social change to the world. We harness the medium of innovative, digital technology to promote education, learning, and empowerment - the building blocks to lasting change.

New America Resilient Mesh Wireless initiative

The Resilient Mesh Wireless project is a series of local networks serving small businesses combined with community-based trainings in Sandy-affected areas.

cat-icon Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY, USA

New Jersey Civic Info Bill

Establishes New Jersey Civic Information Consortium; appropriates $20 million from General Fund and $1 million annually thereafter.

New York City Civic Engagement Commission

The Civic Engagement Commission will enhance civic participation, promote civic trust, and strengthen democracy in New York City.

cat-icon 1 Centre Street, New York, NY, USA

Open Tech Fund

SUPPORTING INTERNET FREEDOM WORLDWIDE Without Fear of Repressive Censorship or Surveillance.

cat-icon 2025 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 USA

Outline VPN offered in Zimbabwe

CITE in Zimbabwe and Code for Africa have partnered to make Outline from Jigsaw available to news organisations and CSOs. It means VPN can be rolled out on their own servers to connect to the internet and keep communication private and safe.

cat-icon Zimbabwe

PB in Schools

Participatory Budgeting Resource Center YOU can help reinvent democracy! Participatory budgeting (PB) depends on hundreds of people like you who want to rebuild the relationship between government and the people. PB gives you real power over how your taxes are spent. What is PB? Download the PDF The Case for PB Learn More Guides and…

Police Case

Police Case uses popular TV culture to educate the public about legal rights and the justice system.

cat-icon Sierra Leone

Racial Literacy in Tech

Racial literacy is a new method for addressing the racially disparate impacts of technology.

Rebuilding American Democracy in an Era of Crisis

The book looks at organizing models, civic tech, governance, citizen engagement and how to fund, staff, and train the next generation of leaders to revitalize democracy.

RePresent

RePresent is a law game that provides self-represented parties in Connecticut with foundational advocacy experience.

cat-icon Connecticut

San José Digital Inclusion Fund

San José’s ambitious goal is to bring broadband connectivity and digital skills to 50,000 households over the course of the next decade - and this initiative explicitly earmarks funding to achieve this goal.

cat-icon San Jose, California, USA

Seeing AI

A free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the low vision community, this research project harnesses the power of AI to describe people, text and objects

cat-icon Redmond, WA

Sign Dict

A crowdsourced german sign language dictionary. Funded by @prototypefund

Storyweaver Freedom to Read

StoryWeaver offers open source libraries for children's books in their native languages.

The 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act

The 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) requires all government-produced digital products, including websites and applications, to be consistent, modern, and mobile-friendly.

cat-icon United States Capitol, First Street Southeast, Washington, DC, USA

The Cost of Shutdown Tool (COST)

a data-driven online tool that to allows us to quickly and easily estimate the economic cost of Internet disruptions

cat-icon Pakistan

The Good Lobby

TGL is committed to giving voice to underrepresented public interests and bringing more citizens into the public policy process.

cat-icon Brussels, Belgium

THE OPEN INTERNET FOR DEMOCRACY PLAYBOOK

The Open Internet for Democracy Playbook serves as a companion piece to the Democratic Principles for an Open Internet, which is a framework for understanding what principles must be upheld in order for the internet to foster democracy.

The Smart City Digital Inclusion Maturity Model

The Smart City Digital Inclusion Maturity Model is a tool to help cities worldwide assess and benchmark their level of digital inclusion and ICT accessibility.

WAVE

A man awakens from a coma and speaks a fully-developed but unknowable language that baffles linguists from all over the world.

Wayfindr with TfL

we have developed the world's first internationally-approved standard for accessible audio navigation.

Whose Knowledge

We are a global campaign to center the knowledge of marginalized communities (the majority of the world) on the internet.

Wikimedia Germany

Unsere Vision ist eine Welt, in der alle Menschen am Wissen der Menschheit teilhaben, es nutzen und mehren können.

cat-icon Wikimedia Deutschland e. V., Tempelhofer Ufer, Berlin, Germany