Accessibility experts

Accessibility experts need to be able to provide detailed advice on how suppliers can meet the accessibility requirements. There may be various possibilities for meeting the standard, so the expert will need to be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches. 

For an accessibility expert it is essential to have a good knowledge of the EN 301 549 "Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe”.

It is important to know that the EN 301 549 provides two main resources for procuring accessible ICTs and how to work with them in the context of a Technical Specification:

  1. a list of high-level Functional Performance Statements that describe the needs of the widest range of users when using ICT products, services or documentation,
  2. a comprehensive set of testable Functional Accessibility Requirements related to the Functional Performance Statements.

In a more practical approach, the expert may use the Accessibility Requirements Generator to define accessibility requirements for any kind of ICT product or service.