Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), which supervises the implementation of the emirate’s e-government, created a goal of ensuring that all of its access channels were accessible to people with special needs. User Vision was commissioned to lead the effort and create bespoke, accessibility guidelines and a roster of suppliers that had the skills to deliver accessible sites for all government.
What we did
We delivered the project over several phases including researching best practice international guidelines, reviewing local guidelines and the current landscape of accessibility provision online in the UAE.
User Vision then developed the accessibility guidelines and supporting materials to allow ADSIC to evaluate accessibility of their current and future digital assets.
We also evaluated and audited a representative set of Abu Dhabi government sites using the guidelines and mentored the ADSIC team in applying these guidelines. To help ensure accessible future e-government website development, User Vision also qualified potential digital suppliers to the Abu Dhabi government, providing a short list which serves as a roster for future developments.
We provided several deliverables throughout the project, including the audit of the government sites, the roster of agencies with accessibility skills, the guidelines and supporting materials.
The project raised awareness of best practice for web accessibility within the Abu Dhabi Government departments and within the community so that the widest possible audience has access to e-government services and information.