of websites are inaccessible to people with disabilities
billion people with disabilities who deserve equality
of the world's population who have a disability
In just a few decades, the planet has become increasingly digitized. We have practically created a parallel digital reality, with which we are gradually replacing everything that was done physically in the past.
It is precisely from the development of new technologies and the growth in the importance of the web that the idea of digital inequality is born: the web has grown without any real structure, generating a digital divide that is even more evident today.
Digital accessibility is not just about people with the most severe disabilities or a small market niche. In addition to being aimed principally at an audience that composes 15-20% of the population, best practices to be followed to achieve full accessibility improve the experience for all users.
"Digital accessibility breaks down virtual walls, creating new paths that were unthinkable until recently. Thanks to Accessiway and their Plug-in, I have been able to navigate many sites safely and easily, performing operations in total autonomy."
- Alessia Volpin
Achieving accessibility and being able to maintain it over time requires starting a journey that involves experts, users with disabilities, state-of-the-art tools, and dedicated support.
The topic of accessibility is not easy, bringing it into the corporate culture even less so. In this Workshop Dajana and Giulia, together with Renzo Marcato of AbileJob, focus on the behaviours, initiatives and solutions that companies need to undertake in order to start an accessibility journey.
Leading Law thus takes a step forward in inclusion and, well in advance of the legal obligations to be transposed by 2025, is now making the content of its website www.leadinglaw.it fully accessible to people with motor, visual, neurological and cognitive disabilities.
Here is a small extract of the speech by Dajana Gioffrè and Edoardo Arnello during the conference organised by @OIC - Osservatorio Imprese e Consumatori on the accessibility of web services in the banking sector.
During their speech at the Netcomm Forum 2022, Dajana and Giulia explain to a large audience the advantages for an e-commerce (and more) of having an accessible website.
Edoardo Arnello, CEO of AccessiWay, spoke at the Commission of the Chamber of Deputies explaining AccessiWay's view on the legislation that has been presented.
"The Province of Lecce strongly believes that accessibility is not a product, but an ongoing process. With this further step, we are breaking down architectural computer barriers: citizen users with blindness, visual impairments, cognitive impairments, motor impairments, epilepsy will have easier and facilitated access".
"The new tool is part of a package of initiatives that the municipal administration is implementing in the area of inclusive digital innovation, with a focus on citizens and their needs. This is made possible thanks to the work of the Municipality's Information Systems sector, which is doing an excellent job on the digital innovation front."
"We chose to do this as a moral duty. The Internet is now a fundamental tool in communication [...] We as a health care company cannot and will not be complicit in the burden of this inequality in the free use of the Web."
"Our administration aims to put the citizen at the centre and has also done so through the creation of the municipality's new institutional website, conceived and designed to be inclusive and to improve the accessibility requirements of digital public services in terms of practicality".
"We are one of the first entities nationwide to use new technology to increase the accessibility of a web portal through a partnership with Accessiway."
"The solution adopted further helps people with disabilities navigate more easily through various digital content. It is a customized tool that adds an important piece to the challenging work of removing both physical and virtual architectural barriers."
"The strength of a brand and a company's attention to the individual are demonstrated by its interest in a type of innovation that is not only technological, but also and above all social. This is why we are proud of the partnership and feel perfectly aligned with AccessiWay, a benchmark in accessibility."
"Casa ArtLab continues to grow, the network of partners is enriched with realities that make innovation their manifesto. We are happy to welcome AccessiWay, a company founded in 2021 with a very clear goal: to make website content accessible to people with different types of disabilities."
"Accessibility is, to some extent, synonymous with freedom. Freedom to choose, to make one's voice heard and express oneself regardless of disability or personal characteristics. Digital accessibility, today, is the highest expression of this freedom, because it opens doors and paths to those who, until now, have had no voice"
- Dajana Gioffrè, CVO AccessiWay