The basic principles for the implementation of the strategy include equal opportunity, which stipulates that all the inhabitants of Switzerland must have easy access to ICT, fairly and without discrimination.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) - i.e. computers and the internet -make communication faster. But not everyone has equal access to these possibilities. There is a risk that certain groups of people will not be able to enjoy the benefits of ICT. In such cases the persons concerned are largely excluded from the information society.