BGG - accessible IT is a legal obligation

Disability Equality Act plus judge gavel

The Disability Equality Act (BGG) was adopted in 2002 by the Federal Council. Similar to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the BGG is intended to prevent the discrimination of people with disabilities and, at the same time, to promote their participation in society.

Public authorities, in particular, are required to actively shape the targets and to take measures to remove barriers. This also includes ensuring the accessibility and usability of information systems and sources of information.

In practice, this means that, for example, blind people can perceive the same information as those sighted without outside help. In § 12 it is explicitly stated that public agencies have to present their websites and graphic program interfaces barrier-free.

In order to ensure your accessibility, Papenmeier Consulting prepares customer-specific expert opinions, which according to the latest legislation take all requirements into account and go beyond them.

More information can be found here.