As a volunteer, Graham most enjoys doing “wikiarchaeology” — which means he checks the edit histories of Wikipedia pages to ensure all the past edits have been properly attributed. If there is an issue, he tries to fix it. As a blind Wikipedia user, Graham also helps to advocate for accessibility on the platform and guide other users on best practices. Learn more about Graham’s story.

 

Wikipedia has made it much easier to find a starting place for information about all sorts of topics. It’s been particularly beneficial for blind people like me because access to books has historically been very difficult for us., With Wikipedia, we can now have an encyclopedia that we can use on a close-to-equal footing with sighted people.

– Graham Pearce (User:Graham87)
 


Photo credits

Graham87_at_Dubai_Museum_(cropped)

Linda Pearce

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