Is there a word that means accessible to all? Possibly starting with "omni"?

Specifically, to describe information: information that could be accessed by anyone is [omni...]

"Public" would be a reasonable description, but perhaps there are similar words. The problem is that "public" information is not necessarily accessible. Scientific journals are public, but are not necessarily free to access. Books are public, but not everyone can access a library, etc.

I suppose it doesn't have to be a specific word. I wanted a convenient term for describing the kind of information that does not currently exist: information that in an ideal world everyone could get to

(Edited in response to the many valid comments)

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    Omni- is a generative suffix, meaning it can be added to all kinds of roots. For example, you can use omni-accessible or omniaccessible. – GoldenGremlin Sep 20 '16 at 18:28
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    In the case of academic journals, there's open access. In general, open (and various related terms starting with open) could be a candidate, but open often implies something about distribution and redistribution rights too. – Jonathan S. Sep 20 '16 at 19:04
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    Do you have an example of some information that fits the description of the word you're searching for? – John Feltz Sep 20 '16 at 19:36
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    "general audience" information. – Graffito Sep 20 '16 at 21:15
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    Why does it need to be a single word? Why not broadly available or unlimited access? – Jim Sep 20 '16 at 23:03

You are looking for ubiquitous: adjective

existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent

: ubiquitous information

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