Digital accessibility: Make your website BITV 2.0 compliant

Accessible web design for BITV 2.0 - portrino GmbH

Accessibility for websites goes beyond fulfilling legal obligations. It means removing obstacles to ensure that everyone, regardless of their physical or cognitive abilities, their age or their previous experience, can access and use your website.

Successfully implement accessible web design

Rely on our expertise. We analyze your current homepage and support you during conversion to digital accessibility. Our services include:

  • Accessibility testing according to BITV 2.0
  • Screen design creation
  • Technical implementation

Do you have questions about accessibility implementation or about our services?
Please contact us.


Why is website accessibility relevant for you?

Creating a comprehensive, inclusive website requires a certain amount of extra work and testing, but it is more than just fulfilling legal requirements. After all, designing a BITV 2.0 compliant website requires revising as well as modernizing the website structure and technical implementation. This has apositive impact on user experience, well time and many other aspects.

Benefit from improved online performance and search engine optimization and be one step ahead of you competitors by making your website technically inclusive today.

Digital accessibility according to BITV 2.0 - portrino GmbH

BITV – What does it mean?

BITV stands for Barrierefreie Informationstechnik Verordnung, or “Accessible Information Technology Regulation” in English. The BITV has undergone extensive expansion and includes over 92 criteria to test whether a website conforms to accessibility standards. The criteria are based on four pillars:

  • Perception
  • Usability
  • Comprehensibility
  • Robustness

What exactly does this mean for your website? Here are the most important points, in brief.

Important website accessibility standards

Enable users to perceive the content of your website quickly and easily by choosing a large enough font size and opting for a strong contrast between the website elements and the background. When choosing colors, avoid those that are more difficult to perceive, for example by individuals with a red-green deficiency.

While it’s often no problem to click the right field with the mouse, left clicks and narrow control panels on a touchscreen can be a real challenge. Keeping elements like links and visuals large-scale ensures a more usable web design.

Including audio texts of images and structural elements not only increases your search engine ranking, it also helps those with limited vision to fully experience your website content. Make sure the audio versions make sense and are complete.

Simple language is essential for users of varying linguistic competence to understand the content of your website.

When restructuring your website, think not only about your main content, but also about downloadable materials, such as forms and more. For example, do your forms have all the important “label” elements?

Accessibility for websites – our support

We are the ideal partner for implementing website accessibility standards on your homepage. Benefit from our knowledge as we evaluate your web presence according to the 92 BITV criteria and help you remove any hurdles to accessibility. Our experience in the areas of accessible screen design, suitable technical implementation, target group-oriented content creation and maintenance helps  convert your website into an agile, BITV-compliant experience. We are happy to support you with a complete conversion or with individual issues.

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