This toolkit offers simple and easy to read information about the needs of people with disabilities and how to accommodate these needs in different situations.
It is intended for ICT professionals, educators, healthcare providers, carers, students, policy makers and the general public.
The ACCESSIBILITECH project aims to improve and enhance e-inclusion and e-accessibility for people with disabilities and other groups with similar needs. This project is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, that aims to empower this population, so they can realise their rights.
To ensure the full participation of persons with disabilities it is important to keep accessibility in mind and to comply with current standards and laws.
Although there have been many advancements in accessibility in the past few years, many technological products that are not accessible are still reaching the market. This is partly due to the fact that there is still a lack of knowledge and misinformation about accessibility and needs of users.
The goal of this toolkit is to provide knowledge about the needs of users when interacting with technology and guidelines on the following:
- Common accessibility mistakes
- How to improve accessibility in digital documents
- How to improve accessibility in videos
- Organizing accessible events
- Accessibility features in mobile devices
This toolkit is complemented with external resources of awareness-raising materials on accessibility aimed to developers and providers of ICT products and services, and users.