Web accessibility means that all people can use a website or mobile application – regardless of whether they live with a disability or are currently impaired. Impairments can be both permanent characteristics (e. g. blindness) and situational circumstances (e. g. children screaming). With an accessible design, you therefore support millions of users in different life situations.
Disabilities affect all people. While some of us live with a disability permanently, others are affected only in specific situations. People can...
The goal of accessibility is to provide equal access to web content and mobile applications for everyone in every situation.
The German Barrierefreie-Informationstechnik-Verordnung (BITV 2.0) provides a legal basis for the accessible design of websites and mobile applications in Germany. Through this ordinance, public bodies in particular are obliged to ensure the accessibility of their websites and mobile applications for people with disabilities.
At European level, the European Accessibility Act (EAA) was introduced in 2019. This directive must be applied in all EU member states as of July 28, 2025. It prescribes that many products and services must be accessible in the future. This includes, for example, online stores and ticket vending machines.
Accessibly designed websites allow an easier use for everyone and offer additional advantages:
Until now, accessibility has only been mandatory for websites and applications of public institutions. However, an accessible design makes sense at any time, as it offers advantages for every user (e.g. better usability for everyone, better findability in search engines).
That's why you can expect us to provide you with tips and hints for accessible design of your product at appropriate points - even for projects that were not planned with accessibility in focus. And we naturally follow the principles of accessibility when designing digital products such as websites, apps, software.
Do you have specific questions about how to ensure accessibility in your project? We are happy to help you. Free of charge and without obligation.
As usability and user experience professionals, it is a matter of course for us to support you in identifying barriers in your product and removing them.
Accessible design of many products will soon be required by law. Start making your products accessible to everyone now.
In addition to technical aspects, the accessibility of a website is directly related to the design in many respects. For example: How can sufficient contrasts be ensured while still complying with the colors of the corporate design?
Our UX design team helps you find answers to this type of questions and develops accessible design solutions for your website or application. We start by creating simple prototypes (prototyping, which are then iteratively transformed into a final, interactive concept.