Bhuvana is a Mozilla rep and works as a program associate at the Centre for Internet and Society, India. Her research interests include gender gaps in technology, virtual reality, and accessible solutions for neurodiverse audiences.
What can be done?
Coming from a neurodivergent background, I would define a healthier internet as a space that is accessible, inclusive, and full of possibilities to explore and reinvent technology. With more people joining the digital world and its fast pace, we need to understand the ways we use and develop the internet so we can be able to encourage good practices and avoid abuse in cost and access from both the public and the private actors.
Participants and collaborators of an increasingly large tech community in India pointed at its restrictive sense of digital and gender inclusion, as well other unhealthy organizational practices.