Next Generation Internet accessibility pages

NOTE: We are updating this page about once a month with new information about accessibility and with the program for the lunch meetups. If you want to receive the updates and the agenda by mail, please send a message to ngi@han.nl with subject “agenda and update”.

You are working on a Next Generation Internet (NGI) funded project. In that case, we hope you will want to produce a safe, secure, open and accessible end product. A product that people can trust and that they can all use, including if they have a (visual, auditory, motor or other) disability. This is important now that our NGI journey goes beyond the Web and mobile applications, to include a flood of connected devices on the outside and inside of our bodies, vehicles, buildings and infrastructure.

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If you need support to make your product accessible for persons with disabilities, HAN University of Applied Sciences is facilitated by the EU to provide you with accessibility support. For that purpose HAN has researchers, domain experts and more than 30 thousand students that may be interested to support you with your project.

How can we help you?

We can help you in many ways, from training and audits to network activities, research and user testing. See below for the first information and links to get you started with accessibility. And you can always call or mail us at ngi@han.nl

What do we expect in return?

The EU facilitates us, so we do not expect anything in return from you. We would appreciate to hear back from you about what worked and what did not work. And, it would be great if our students could maybe help you in the form of a semester study assignment, internship or if you could present your product and experiences to our team and network.

Who we are?

We are the NGI Zero accessibility support team at HAN:

Eric Velleman

Professor Inclusive Digital Design & Engineering
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Wouter Nordsiek

Project lead
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Jannet Otten

UX and project contact
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Meetup lectures agenda

Agenda of the meetups and who will be speaking.

Please contact Jannet and Wouter if you want to speak or present your project at one of the monthly hybrid Tech Tinker Tuesday meetups so we can announce you in time.  

And let us know if you want to attend one of the meetings or presentations during Tech Tinker Tuesday, to see what others are doing (online or onsite), send an email to ngi@han.nl.

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Tips, tricks, links etc. Accessibility training

First, include accessibility from the start! To make your product accessible, it is best to include accessibility into your agile production environment. If included in an early stage, accessibility is mostly straightforward and cost effective. Make sure your production team is knowledgeable by offering training and education about accessibility. Every member of a production team should be aware what accessibility concerns are and have a basic understanding of how they are addressed. Also make sure you include users in your processes. Do not forget to include persons with disabilities.

MeetupsTech Tinker Tuesday

Every Tuesday teachers, students and our network meet at Tech Tinker Tuesday in Arnhem. We ask projects to present what they are doing and we co-create and share knowledge with them and with users. Students work together with experts, users and network on XR, games, programming and other projects and every month we provide lunch and lectures. You are very welcome to present your work in person at the weekly Tech Tinker Tuesday meeting or during one of the hybrid lecture meetups.

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Experience Lab

We have a fully equipped Usability Experience Lab with a double room, one way mirror and all the necessary AV equipment, hardware and software necessary for usability testing with real users. We also have tools like Tobi Pro for eye-tracking research. To use the lab, please contact Jannet or Wouter.

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Projects

Castopod

Castopod is an open source podcast hosting solution for anyone who can connect to the Fediverse via a W3C ActivityPub standard. Here, fediverse means ‘a collection of federated (or interconnected) servers for web publications such as social networks, microblogging, blogging or websites’. And on top of that, for file hosting. NGI Zero Discovery supported this project by improving search, discovery and discoverability through free and open source tools.

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The Web and mobile applications

If you want to start reading about web accessibility immediately: as proud members of the W3C we strongly recommend one of the following interesting links:

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Continue reading about accessibilty guidelines, free online courses and legal information. 

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