A range of Lego figures in different colors

The time is right to prioritize Accessibility

As user experience specialists, we have acquired extensive expertise from our work for major brands and online retailers. We also have been working on web accessibility since 2002 for clients such as Aktion Mensch, the Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (German Federal Center for Health Education), and the AOK. We increasingly want to bring this expertise to bear for private-sector companies as well.

Aktion Mensch
Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Accessibility will become mandatory soon

Since the advent of the European Directive 2016/2102, public bodies must ensure the accessibility of their digital offerings in accordance with BITV 2.0. With the European Accessibility Act and its national legal implementation, these requirements will be extended to many private sector services from 2025. Violations can be fined up to 100,000 Euros.

  • Financial services for consumers

    A person sits in front of a laptop holding a credit card
  • Telecommunication Services

    A huge satellite dish amidst mountains
  • Retail / Online Shops

    A smartphone lying on a table with a Post-It: Sign here
  • Self-service Terminals for Ticketing, Check-in, etc.

    A man in a suit operates a check-in terminal

Websites and apps for passenger transportation services or travel information

  • ICE locomotive in a train station
  • A moving tramway
  • A passenger plane in the air
  • A cruise ship on a turquoise sea

The Basics – what is digital Accessibility?

Accessibility means that all people can use digital offerings, regardless of their physical and mental abilities. This includes websites, mobile apps, self-service terminals, Smart TVs, eBooks, and much more.

Of course, accessibility is particularly important for people with permanent disabilities. However, it should also be considered that all people are temporarily or permanently limited in certain respects. That is why everyone can benefit from accessible services:

Hands of a person using a computer keyboard and braille displayPermanent: blind
The eyes of an elderly man are examined by an eye doctorTemporary: Cataract
A person holding a smartphone in glaring sunlightSituational: display in sunlight

20 years of experience for your project

As a digital agency with 20 years of experience in accessibility, we can ...
  • Offer workshops to increase awareness and coach your teams
  • Audit your offerings according to BITV 2.0 and WCAG 2.1
  • Derive actionable recommendations, develop guidelines and checklists
  • Prepare and conduct usability tests with people with and without disabilities
  • Check and optimize PDF documents with regard to accessibility
  • Create content in easy-to-understand language and in German sign language