Online-Dabei: Implementation of the BITV 2.0 behind the background of occupational participation of individuals with intellectual disability

Goals

The project “Online-Dabei“ strives to achieve the goal of designing a barrier-free access to the internet. User-oriented standards should be developed. The project’s central question is whether the standards of the BITV 2.0 are user-oriented enough and how these standards should be improved. And furthermore to address, in accordance with the project being located in the chair of Labour and Vocational Rehabilitation at the University of Cologne, which information individuals with intellectual disability in the phase of transitioning from the school environment into the work environment need.

Implementation

The first part of the project consists of a preliminary study in terms of a user-oriented evaluation. The goal of this survey was to gain first leads for the enhancement of the standards and to find out which information individuals affected by intellectual disability expect. In doing so, the target group (young people) tested and evaluated web pages in easy-to-read language. As things develop the requirements of a barrier-free designed websites will emerge from the expert surveys. The focus is to maximize the participation of the target group. To reach this goal, individuals with intellectual disability also function as experts in interviews. The collected knowledge about the standards will be discussed in a consecutive workshop which allows time for further discussions. The results of this workshop and the previous research will be gathered in an action guideline. This guideline serves the purpose of ascertainment and dissemination of the common standards and information requirements.

All information can be found under the following link: www.online-dabei.uni-koeln.de

Funding

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Project run time

April 2014 – March 2017

Contact

online-dabei@uni-koeln.de