2-day seminar: Accessibility in and with IT

The new requirements for websites, mobile applications and program interfaces include participation in these media through accessibility. The training consists of two components: a theoretical part and the practical implementation of the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV).

The challenge:
Enabling people with disabilities to participate in social and working life is both a moral and a legal obligation. The possibilities of digitization facilitate the implementation of the human right to participation. The guidelines for implementing accessibility are specified in the BITV. The goal is successful inclusion by means of the principles of “usability for all” and corresponding technical implementation in the user interface.

Duration: 2 day training with 8 teaching hours each in 4 work blocks

Trainers: Peggy Reuter-Heinrich, Armin Reuter

The solution:
In this training, the ways to correctly implement the BITV are shown and how it can succeed to create good barrier-free IT solutions. An introduction is the sensitization for disabilities and barriers. The training also shows what everyone – designers, developers and decision-makers – can do to improve things for the benefit of users. The verifiable criteria of the BITV are demonstrated using the practical example of the barrier-free platform “familie-und-beruf.online”. As a bonus, a look into the concrete implementation within the code will be given. Participants will be empowered to lead their own IT projects towards barrier-free implementation according to BITV.

Training content:

  • Diversity and social participation
  • Law and Morality – Specifications for Participation
  • Technical specifications and guidelines
  • Accessible media
  • Empathy for people with disabilities and ways to support them
  • Knowledge of the individual types of disabilities, their consequences and possibilities of support through IT
  • The BITV as an opportunity for IT companies: Qualification. Standardization. Certification. Positioning.
  • The Accessible Information Technology Regulation: Basic knowledge of inclusive design principles. Understanding and properly implementing the 50 testing criteria. Ways of testing towards certification
  • Easy language: target group and benefits. The basic rules of plain language for layout, sentence structure, wording and word choice.

The knowledge is built up on the basis of a concrete, jointly agreed practical example – preferably from your context. Your participants will take away a lot of know-how as well as real work results that can be continued.


  • Room equipment with projector or TV
  • To participate: paper, pens, whiteboard, flipchart
  • Technology for participants: laptop or PC to join in
  • Software: Balsamiq or Adobe XD or MS PowerPoint

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