The Opportunity of Web Accessibility
Initiating our first internal project at System Verification Germany
In these digital times, it’s all about new technologies, speeding up processes, gathering information easily, and managing our duties as fast as we can in just one click - anytime and everywhere we want. Since usability is stated as crucial for digital success, we are all experiencing its benefits and advantages.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, not to everyone.
Due to disability, a large number of people are excluded from these advantages and thus, are excluded from our new digital society. Web Accessibility is not only necessary for about 30% of the people, but also part of human rights. Therefore, the EU enacted accessibility regulations: the EN 301459 including the Web Content Accessibility Guideline, which precisely states how to meet compliance with these regulations. The German government integrated this regulation and added 38 issues to the existing 60 WCAG guidelines in the BITV. Since these 98 aspects mentioned, cover a wide range of topics and we as a QA Company are driven by continuously improving software and expanding our knowledge, we decided to take the BITV test ourselves.