Steffi explains difficult topics in simple language
Steffi specializes in explaining difficult topics in an easy-to-understand way. She does this with simple language, attractive illustrations and animations.
All explanations are available both as text and spoken by our animation character Steffi.
The idea of the animation character comes from the Netherlands. More than 3 million visitors visit the website there every year.
Prime minister Mark Rutte explains why it is important to have ways to explain complex information to people who are low-literate. The central government also uses Steffi for this.
Digital accessibility is a right
No one should depend on their surroundings for information on a subject. Everyone has the right to search for information independently. And also to understand this information.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an agreement. Many countries have signed this agreement. The countries undertake to respect and protect the rights of people with disabilities. For example:
- enable a self-determined life,
- not to disadvantage anyone and
- to ensure equal participation in society.
The barrier-free information technology regulation (BITV) deals with the design of new media. This agreement ensures easy access to websites and apps, for example.
We have up-to-date knowledge and practical experience with the fixed rules for accessible Internet such as WCAG2, WAI-ARIA, Web Guidelines2 and EN301549. We know the existing laws and regulations in the field of digital accessibility and know how to implement them. At the same time, we are aware that improving the accessibility of websites, apps, content and data is a technical challenge.
Accessibility affects us all - not just people with disabilities.