Las personas con discapacidad como expertos en accesibilidad
Muy interesante la iniciativa Users as experts que se desarrolla en Suecia:
Together with key players in Sweden and IAAP Nordic, Funka will examine the possibilities for a college level training with the aim of teaching persons with disabilities to become experts on accessibility.
The aim of the project is to increase the level of accessibility on public sector bodies websites by training more experts in the field. And who would fit better for that role than people who themselves are challenged by lack of accessibility? The European Web Accessibility Directive requires that public agencies and municipalities offer a feedback mechanism from visitors to the website. Well used, that service can provide valuable knowledge to the website owners and help to make the interfaces better for everyone.
Demand for expertise in the accessibility area is steadily increasing, so there should be a labor market for many more, says Sara Kjellstrand, project coordinator at Funka. Individuals with personal experiences of inaccessibility have a unique knowledge that we want to take advantage of in this project.