In 2011, Unic will continue to commit to an internet that is accessible to everyone. We place great value on providing all users with easy access to products, services and information.
Being able to organise our daily life, plan our holidays or conduct our banking online – for most of us this is a matter of course. For people with disabilities, it is of great importance to be able to lead a more independent life with the help of the internet. However, they are faced with many barriers that people without physical impairments are not aware of. More people worldwide are affected than we realise. The elderly and those with visual impairments or learning difficulties are often limited in their internet use. read on
Unic has been concerned with accessible websites for a long time, and was significantly involved in the Accessibility Checklist 2.0 recently published by the “Zugang für alle” foundation and presented at the third Accessibility Update.
The “Accessibility Update” series of lectures presents the latest trends, developments and projects aimed at making it easier for people with disabilities to access information and communication technologies. read on
The “Access for all” foundation has examined the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) website for its accessibility to disabled persons and awarded it an AA certification rating. This ranking denotes good accessibility which is particularly important to disabled persons.
Snsf.ch is also the first equal access website in Switzerland developed using the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The SNSF also benefited from the cooperation of its technology partner, Unic. read on