1-day training: Accessibility in and with IT

14. July 2019

Ensuring participation in IT solutions and media through accessibility is part of new obligations for website and media professionals to be adhered to. In addition to the theoretical framework, we convey the practical implementation of the requirements of the BITV.

The challenge:
To allow people with disabilities to participate in social and working life is a moral and legal obligation. The possibilities of digitization actually make the implementation of human rights to participation easy. The accessibility guidelines are set out in the Accessibility Information Technology Regulation. The goal of bitV is successful inclusion by means of the principles of a “usability for all” as well as corresponding technical implementation in the user interface.

Duration: 1 to 2 training days with 8 lessons each in 4 working blocks

Trainer: Peggy Reuter-Heinrich, Armin Reuter

The solution:
This training shows the ways to correctly implement the BITV and how it can be possible to create good barrier-free IT solutions. Raising awareness of disabilities and barriers is an entry point. The training also shows what everyone can contribute to the improvement in the interests of the users – designers, developers and decision-makers. The verifiable fulfilment of the criteria of the BITV is demonstrated by the practical example of the barrier-free platform “familie-und-beruf.online”. As a coronation, a look at the concrete implementation within the code is granted. Participants will be empowered to lead their own IT projects towards barrier-free implementation in accordance with BITV.

Training content:

  • Diversity and social participation
  • Law and Morality – Rules on Participation
  • Technical specifications and guidelines
  • Media that should be accessible
  • Empathy for people with disabilities and ways of support
  • Knowledge of the individual types of disability, its consequences and possibilities of IT support: Visual limitations. Blindness. Deafness. Manual restrictions. Motor disabilities. Cognitive limitations.
  • Every participant in IT can do something: decision-makers. Usability Engineers. UI Designer. Developer.
  • Only together can you make a difference: with people with disabilities. With state and administration. With other supporters such as the common good and NGOs. With private sector companies.
  • THE BITV as an opportunity for COMPANIES in IT: Qualification. Standardization. Certification. Positioning.
  • The Barrier-free Information Technology Ordinance: Basic knowledge of the principles of inclusive design. Understand the 50 test criteria and implement them correctly. Ways of testing towards certification
  • Easy language: target group and benefits. The basic rules of light language for layout, sentence construction, formulation and choice of words

The knowledge is built up from your context on a concrete, jointly coordinated practical example. The take-away effect for your participants is not only a lot of know-how, but also real work results that can be continued.


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

Sie wollen barrierefreie IT-Lösungen realisieren? Schon bald kann eine Schulung in Ihrem Hause stattfinden.