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Obervations and thoughts while participating in an ICT Accessibility Focus Group ...
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On December 9, 2019, FITA, MCA and CRPD held the first Focus Group meeting "Web Accessibility Directive".
The purpose of this Focus Group, which is to convene a year, is to help implementing and complying with the European directives regarding Web Accessibility for people with disabilities. The directive requires public entities, The purpose of this Focus Group, which is to convene a year, is to help implementing and complying with the European directives regarding Web Accessibility for people with disabilities. The directive requires public entities, govenmental an government-near websites and apps to be accessible for people who have problems with, for examplegovernment-near websites and apps to be accessible for peoplee who have problems with, for example
Being visually impaired myself, I will focus on the Vision group.
We are encouraged to participate and give feedback on how we experience Maltese websites and apps (be it in English or Maltese). For this purpose, we should
Our feedback will help FITA to assess preferences and priorities of the participants and to establish which websites and apps are most relevant and therefore of higher priority.
There is no strict deadline for this currently one year long evaluation, but the sooner the better. We are asked to provide our feedback together with details of the Disability NGO we are representing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want, you may use the a pre-defined survey as a Google Form to submit the answerws directly to FITA. All data are ananymous! Youo will find the link further down.
Here the official link provided by FITA on
Background and presentation on the purpose of the Web Accessibility Directive focus group
This presentation also includes examples for websites and apps, some of which are not commonly know. For the survey, you may enter / add any site or app you consider relevant and comment on its accessibility
Based on that information, FITA has compiled a survey / checklist that might assist in providing feedback, even though there is no requirement for any "structured" form.
The following are examples for Maltese apps and websites belonging to public entities you might be interested i n.
Please feel free to mention any other app / website you consider of public interest when participating in the survey.
The form below is not accessible. Open FITA's Accessile Google Form here.