TRACTION is inspired by the EU standard EN17161 Design for All – accessibility following a Design for All approach in products, goods and services – broadening the range of users. This standard is the result of the European Commission Standardization Request M/473 to include the ‘Design For All’ paradigm in all associated parts of organisations, regardless of type, size, or of the product(s), goods and service(s) being provided.
TRACTION will fulfill the standard and apply the “born accessible” concept across research, training and activities. The first item to be accessible from the point of design is the TRACTION website.
The website is compliant with WCAG 2.1. It will soon host accessible videos featuring services such as subtitling, audio description, sign language interpretation and easy-to-read subtitles, and will even include accessible 360º videos.