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Accessibility means that people with various disabilities should be able to take part of what you are developing. Design choices can inadvertently exclude people from being able to use a product or service. We help you create accessible design for a socially sustainable society, and as a result, the solutions are usually better for everyone to use.
Evaluations through the involvement of the target group, user testing and expert evaluations
Review of websites, documents and apps in accordance with legal requirements and standards
Provide advice and support in design processes, including through requirements and needs analysis
Create design proposals
Education in accessibility
Access to the UX lab
What is accessibility?
When using products and services, we all have different needs and abilities that can be determined by for instance permanent disabilities and/or a temporary life situation.
Designing for an inclusive society implies creating solutions that reduce obstacles in the environment, so that everyone can participate in society in an equal way, regardless of our abilities. Accessibility is created, for instance, through universal design, which means that cities, environments, products and services are adapted to people's different needs, conditions and wishes. This is part of Agenda 2030 - the UN's global goals for Sustainable Development, goal 11 on Sustainable cities and societies.
Why work with accessibility?
Accessibility contributes to creating a socially sustainable society where everyone is included. In addition, there are also EU requirements declaring that public authorities' websites, apps, and documents must be accessible. By 2025, all EU countries must also have legislated that certain products and services in the private sector must be accessible. In addition, accessible products can lead to competitive products and services since they are easy to use for all target groups.
How do we work with accessibility?
We work to create accessible physical and digital environments, products and services. An essential aspect of the work is to include the needs of the target group. We do this, among other ways, through interviews, user tests, expert evaluations and workshops, some of which we conduct in the high-tech UX lab. In this way, we develop an understanding of the users and their needs.
There are universal design principles for designing environments, products and services that as many people as possible can access and use. There are also standards, such as the European Standard for Accessibility, EN 301 549, and WCAG 2.1 that specify guidelines for creating accessible digital products. We base our expert evaluations on these.