OpenGates Checklist

An Anti-Gatekeeping Checklist for Dev Content Creators

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A reference checklist of things to help you avoid gatekeeping in your dev posts, articles, videos, talks, presentations, podcasts, sites, and in any other content.

Anti-gatekeeping Checklist

The checklist is not in order of importance. It is broken down into sections to help us understand how each item helps us open gates and avoid gatekeeping.

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Gender Inclusion

Cultural Inclusion

Disability Inclusion

Race Inclusion

Ethnic Inclusion

Age inclusion

Make People Feel Welcome

For In person Events

Accessibility (a11y) is a right

Accessibility is a right. Yes, literally it is the law in some countries. Many of these items will be guided by: Web Accessibility Laws & Policies



People should be able see and read even with impaired vision



Arranged in a way that makes sense and use language that most people understand