The Manifesto for a Humane Web outlines the principles for creating a web that prioritizes accessibility, inclusivity, safety, security, sustainability, reliability, resilience, transparency, independence, and human-centered design:

  • Accessibility: Websites should be designed to be inclusive and empower all users, regardless of disabilities or varying methods of access.

  • Inclusivity: Discrimination based on race, gender, age, orientation, ability, class, or economic status should be avoided in website design.

  • Safety: Websites must not host harmful content or promote violence and discrimination towards individuals or groups.

  • Security: Respect for privacy and adherence to data protection laws are vital to ensure user trust and confidence.

  • Sustainability: Minimizing environmental impact through efficient, optimized, and waste-reducing website practices is essential.

  • Reliability: Information on the web should be trustworthy and accessible consistently to users.

  • Resilience: Building websites with web standards and progressive enhancement ensures functionality across various devices and conditions.

  • Transparency: Users should easily discern the ownership, funding, and content creation details of a website.-

  • Independence: Emphasizes the decentralized nature of the web, free from central authorities controlling access and content.-

  • Human-centered Design: Websites should prioritize human needs, foster positive interactions, and exhibit kindness and collaboration.