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You collect information on who the users are and how they want to use the product.

Get to know about needs

Become familiar with different types of disability and how these influence the user experience. Try out different assisting technologies to understand how barriers can be overcome.

Introduction to different disabilities: https://webaim.org/intro/#people

Include people with disabilities

As with all other users, you can of course also ask people with disabilities and invite them to take usability tests. This can be done via the SBB Disability Council or the various specialist working groups. Get in touch with your (link: /en/accessibility/introduction/contact text: contacts).

Tips on user involvement: https://www.w3.org/WAI/test-evaluate/involving-users

Put yourself into the context

Don’t just sit in your familiar office; try to put yourself into the real situation. For example, try out how using the app with a Screen Reader feels when travelling somewhere.

Ideas for putting yourself into a different context: https://empathyprompts.net

Consider accessibility for your personas

Consider the different aspects of accessibility when compiling your personas and your user journeys.

Inspiration for personas: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/a-web-for-everyone/personas-for-accessible-ux

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