Digital media are the gateway to news, friends or online shops – not only for the sighted. People who are blind or visually impaired need digital platforms to be barrier-free (efficiency) and structured in a way that enables them to find their way around an app or a website immediately (effectiveness).
We help with the development or improvement of apps and websites to ensure accessibility for people who are blind or visually impaired – which in turn offers businesses access to an interesting new customer base.
The core mission of Apfelschule is to train people who are blind or visually impaired in how to use smartphones and tablets in everyday life. In our courses, they learn how to use smartphones despite their challenges, thanks to various aids.
They are shown how mobile devices can support them in terms of organisation, communication, media and navigation. Thus, Apfelschule draws on daily experience as to what accessibility features work well in apps and websites – but also how and where barriers occur.