We can all make digital information accessible
Final meeting in Alcala de Henares 5-6 September
Digital Accessibility - benefits for all of us
The EU regulation and national laws in Europe forces all public organizations to present digital information in an accessible way. This goes for both new material and next year also for earlier published material. It is not required for private organizations and individuals to produce their digital information in an accessible mode - but - there are several opportunities and benefits if even small businesses learns how to do it.
In Sweden WAMDIA Pilot course was launched 5th of June 2019 and officially ended in 31st of August 2019. With 55 individuals signed up for the pilot training and 34 managing to get the diplomas we are very happy for the result achieved and also for the feedback given by learners.
The Multiplier Event took place in Gävle, Sweden, on the 23d of August 2019 and gathered 30 participants to a seminar and discussion with focus on Accessibility to Digital Information. Among speakers we could listen to and discuss with Per Rosqvist and Christina ¨Kina¨ Edin.
Per, blind from birth, experienced in testing websites and social media posts gave some very useful tips on how to plan and maintain digital information in order to make it more accessible.
Kina, specialized in Universal Design, gave all participants some aha-moments in the change of mindset to always think in terms of accessibility for all either in the digital world or the real world.
Read more to find links to Swedish web-pages and material from the activities...
Are you aware of the directive on digital accessibility by the European Commission? Help us in our WAMDIA project by taking this survey - use "SMEBOX" as your reference. Register your e-mail address too and you will get the report when it is ready
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WAMDIA wants to change the mindset of traditional ICT users: everybody can contribute to accessibility of digital information by ensuring that common files that one can create are accessible: word processor, presentations or PDF files are example. Even more, the importance is better perceived when considering that the best accessible website is useless if only a single uploaded file is not accessible.
WAMDIA will enable that general ICT users make digital information accessible.
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