started with accessibility

Often the first step on the journey is the hardest. The same goes for accessibility. If you need to get off the ground, there are many ways to get started. Dig in to the resources below or get in touch with Visma’s Accessibility Lead.

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Check out the information in Visma Space

Whether you need to figure out your legal requirements, or what an accessibility statement is, or maybe you just want to find some nice tools to help you, you can find all that and much more in our Accessibility page in Visma Space.

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Don’t be afraid to get external help

Although we should make sure that Visma’s product teams develop maturity in accessibility, there are many good reasons to get some external help, like:

Getting off the ground

Learning from their experience

Taking on excessive work load

Having an impartial party

Conducting trainings

Developing Maturity

Accessibility is not something you get perfect from the beginning. Usually it’s about taking small manageable steps while building maturity, until it’s a fully integrated part of the development process.

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your team

Getting your team educated is the most important thing when it comes to delivering accessible products. If your designers or developers don’t know how to build accessible products, you will not succeed. As accessibility is such a multidisciplinary field, learning about accessibility requires product team members to obtain a certain knowledge about other disciplines as well.

A UX designer will have to understand more about how frontend is implemented, and developers will have to get used to understanding user context and needs more than they are used to. This is not something to learn in a few articles or Youtube videos. You should expect team members to spend up to 20 hours on an introduction course.

Get yourself a

Driving change can be difficult, especially if the subject is still new to the team. A good way to drive the process and keep the focus is to designate some people as accessibility champions to guide the team.