Access for All Foundation

ACCESS FOR ALL, the Swiss foundation for technology adapted to people with disabilities was created in November 2000 for the purpose of promoting equal-opportunity technology use. The Zurich-based non-profit organisation is a well established and ex­pe­rienced institution for an open and barrier-free use of technologies providing access to people with different forms of handicaps. In association with the Federal Office of Communications, Access for All set up the “Swiss Digital Integration Network” in 2007. The network and its national action plan focus on groups of people who are in the majority currently excluded from the benefits of the information society and who would derive special benefit from applying ICT skills: older employees, seniors, migrants and the disabled. Furthermore, Access for All has tested over 300 websites on accessibility for disabled and elderly users, and since 2006 the foundation also certifies accessible websites in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Access for all leads the expert group “Accessibility” of the Swiss organisation eCH (eGovernment Standards) and is a member of the Swiss Federal Commission for Accessibility Standards.

Access for All Foundation

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