From Wikipedia author Aniruddha Kumar
I can speak Hindi, Urdu, English, Sanskrit and Moroccan. But I can’t read what’s on my computer screen.
Being blind online means I have to listen to all the text — including ads. That’s one of the reasons I rely on Wikipedia so much. It doesn’t waste my time by making me sit through advertising like almost every other website.
Wikipedia is one of the most beautiful things in the world. It takes the concept that everyone has a basic right to information and makes it into something real — a tool that’s free for anyone to access, even blind people like me, and completely neutral.
When I first found out about Wikipedia — that I could be part of this amazing collective project — I knew I wanted to contribute. And I’m asking you to join me.
Will you support Wikipedia with a gift of $5, €10, ¥1000 or whatever you can afford?
Wikipedia gets almost as many visitors as huge sites like Google and Facebook, but it operates on a tiny fraction of their resources. And it depends entirely on donations from readers like you.
Instead of ads, Wikipedia has a community of millions of volunteer editors double-checking every word and citation. I’m so grateful for them – their work makes learning online possible.
The philosophy of Wikipedia is to make a sea from drops. And it applies to everyone who contributes, whether a few edits or a few dollars.
The message says it all. Most of the time, web pages are filled with advertisement. It only make us annoying, but with Aniruddha, it cause a lot of problems.
And I also hope for a free Wikipedia.