Organisation: The Accessibility Foundation
Our goal is to inform, inspire and educate institutions, companies and government regarding the ways they can make the internet and internet-based multimedia accessible to everyone, particularly to persons with disabilities.
We work together with interest groups, client organisations and the target audience itself. The greater the involvement of the audience, the better the range of solutions. Our approach strengthens the position of persons with disabilities and senior citizens and ensures that they can participate independently in society. We do research on the accessibility of web sites, television and digital (online) games and applications and share our findings on our website. Furthermore, we test the accessibility of websites, provide guidance in setting up websites, give courses and lectures, carry out expert reviews, do user research and organise training courses for policy makers, web designers and communication specialists.
Accessibility is an active member of W3C, the international standards organisation for the internet. We are the initiator of the Dutch Quality Mark “drempelvrij.nl” for accessible websites and we are the first accredited organisation to review drempelvrij.nl guidelines. We are the co-creator of the Dutch Web Guidelines, a quality standard compulsory for Dutch governmental and municipal websites.