Making websites accessible for all

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This project finished on Wednesday the 17th of May, 2017

£745 was raised by 25 supporters — that's teamwork!


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Let people with disabilities test the accessibility of websites

Around 80 million people in Europe live with a disability and may have difficulties using websites.

Why are so many websites inaccessible?

To improve our user experience (UX), UX experts set up testing in which users are prompted to go through a website to perform tasks and answer questions. The problem is that UX experts don’t include enough users with disabilities. Consequently, many websites in the market are inaccessible to a lot of people with disabilities. This creates barriers to the social and digital inclusion of people with disabilities, novice internet users and senior citizens. 

I am Juliette, the director of Inclusight. My mother is living with Multiple Sclerosis.  She has always had lack of memory and bad dexterity in her hands. This means she cannot access websites or services like facebook, or skype, as we do every day. She lives in France and I travel a lot so you can imagine how hard it is for us to communicate. Then, because she is struggling with computers, she is digital excluded and social loneliness is a daily routine.

My mom struggling  with her computer.

Can you imagine yourself as a colorblind, reading a black and white tube map? A real challenge, isn't it? Making websites accessible is not necessarily complicated, but if you do not receive feedback from a diverse pool of users, you may miss very important points.

Black and white picture of the London tube map VS a colored picture of the London tube map

Why is Inclusight a way to make websites more accessible?

At Inclusight, we would like to provide an online platform where people with disabilities can give feedback. No experience is required. All testers need to have is a computer so that they can go to the website and tell what is complicated or not to do.  ALL our testers are rewarded and their privacy is protected. 

Why is Inclusight crowdfunding?

  •  The money we will raise will help to build the Inclusight online platform.
  • And it will help to offer website testing opportunities to people with disabilities and people who struggle with technology.

Poolin is blind. He is struggling with computers. He wishes he could use online services more often.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the first Human Rights treaty that recognises access to the Internet as a fundamental right (article 9). 

If you struggle with inaccessible websites or, if as myself, you are caring for someone who has access needs, it is time to raise your voice. Your contribution can help us make our digital world accessible for all. 

To support the Inclusight project please pledge and share now.

Share your time and skills...

The money we will raise will help to build the Inclusight online platform. And it will help to visit people with disabilities and people who struggle with technology in their local area.

Help this project with time and skills

£745

pledged of £5,000 goal (GBP)

15% pledged

25

backers

This project ended on Wednesday the 17th of May, 2017

This is a take what you raise project. At the end of the funding period the project owner receives all of the pledged funds.

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£5 – Your name on the Inclusight online platform

4 people want this

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We will add the names of everyone who makes a donation of £5 or above to a special 'thank you' page on our website. You will receive a thank you email, as well as exclusive project updates each month.

£10 – Receive the Inclusight postcard

1 person wants this

We will send you the Inclusight official postcard with a personal thank you note.

£25 – Invite 1 person with disabilities to a testing session in London

4 people want this

This will allow us invite 1 person with disabilities to get rewarded for testing a website or a mobile app.

£50 – Ad in a local newspaper

6 people want this

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Your generous gift will help us publish ads in local newspapers. This will help us reach out to the offline community like senior citizens or people who do not have a broadband connection a home.

£150 – Invite 5 people with disabilities to a testing session in the UK

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Your gift will help us host a focus group for people with disabilities in a rural part of England so we can understand their challenges in terms of web accessibility and offer them the opportunity to register for upcoming paid testing opportunities.

£450 – Invite 5 people with disabilities to a testing session in Europe

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Your gift will help us host a focus group for people with disabilities in a European city so we can understand their challenges in terms of web accessibility and offer them the opportunity to register for upcoming paid testing opportunities.

£1,000 – Launch sponsor

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Your logo will be added as a supporter on the Inclusight platform during 3 months!

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