Together for more digital accessibility. Without ifs and buts.

Digital media are there for everyone, but cannot be used by everyone. Many people first think of accessibility in terms of elevators, handicapped-accessible rooms or traffic lights with acoustic signals. But what does accessibility mean in the age of digitization? According to a study by Aktion Mensch on the usage behavior of people with disabilities, it means that people with disabilities can use the Internet, which means perceive, understand, navigate and interact. In its 2006 Human Rights Convention, the United Nations even defines unhindered access to information and communication, which includes the Internet, as a fundamental human right. 

At the same time, the Internet and digital media offer the opportunity to overcome previously existing barriers that many people experience when communicating and interacting with each other. According to the Aktion Mensch study, people with disabilities use the Internet more frequently than people without disabilities. According to this study, electronic interaction is of particular importance because it is what makes access to certain services possible in the first place. But there are also legal facts to consider when it comes to digital accessibility. In the meantime, however, the topic of digital accessibility is getting a legal basis. Public institutions are already obliged to make their content digitally accessible. By 2024, other major areas of public and digital life will also be obliged to make websites and the like accessible; the buzzword here is the European Accessibility Act.

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What distinguishes our history

The story behind Eye-Able® is shaped by managing director Oliver Greiner's personal experiences with people with disabilities. His best friend Lennart, who is now part of the team as a usability tester, sees about 10% due to a genetic vision disorder. This gives Oliver a direct connection to the problems that people with disabilities experience on websites every day. After his friend had to quit his studies because of his disability, he set himself the goal of finding a solution for the individual problems people have on websites every day.

Our cooperation with institutes

We work closely with institutes such as the German Institute for the Blind in Würzburg and the Berufsförderwerk Würzburg. In this way, we have always been able to ensure that our software solutions really help the people who need that support. The inclusive development approach should also be mentioned here: Together, in close exchange with the institutes, our solutions were developed and are constantly optimized.

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How we want to achieve our vision

Our vision: An Internet for all people.

To make our vision a reality, we continue to research digital accessibility every day. We hold workshops and lectures on the topic and fight every day for more accessibility and inclusion on the Internet.

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Years of experience in the field of digital accessibility

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Can you install digital
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In this podcast, you'll learn what sets our services apart from other accessibility solutions and why the solution is so unique.

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Our statement on accessibility at the push of a button!

About

3 Million

people a month use our software solutions.

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FC St. Pauli

2nd German Bundesliga

As part of the project "Klartext", FC St. Pauli is taking the next important step. With the assistance software Eye Able, our homepage will be technically customizable by our visitors in the future. 

 

By taking the step of making the FC St. Pauli homepage technically customizable, FC St. Pauli is taking the next important step in making its communication with fans and members more accessible.

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Werder Bremen

1st German Bundesliga

Small symbol, big effect. SV Werder Bremen is improving the accessibility of its official website with the help of the "Eye-Able" assistance software. From now on, visitors to WERDER.DE can use an icon on the right-hand side of the screen to access more than 25 functions to adapt the website to their individual visual needs.

The tool can be used, for example, to change contrast modes, set adaptive magnification, or activate color-weakening filters. Werder fans with very different visual abilities can thus use the site in a more customized way. 1.2 million people in Germany alone are considered to have impaired vision. A number that is continuing to grow rapidly, partly due to the aging society.

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Archdiocese of Cologne

Largest diocese in Germany

The website of the Archdiocese of Cologne is now technically accessible. This applies to both the desktop view and the mobile application on smartphones and tablets. "The website was already barrier-free in the early 2000s. Now we have a situation where we have technically realized a high level of accessibility," says Wolfgang Koch-Tien, an officer in the IT department of the Archdiocese of Cologne and responsible for the technical infrastructure of the websites. In the near future, the function will also be made available for many other websites of the archdiocese.