Some time ago we had the chance to interview Jettie Hoonhout who is a senior scientist at Philips Research. Jettie was one of the researchers behind the Philips Ambilight technology used in Philips wake-up lamps and Ambilight series of TV-s.
You have probably seen options for making text larger in your web browser and also a mode intended for people who can’t see well. It might have been a combination of a black background and a yellow or white text. Or you might have noticed some accessibility requirements in different projects and tenders.
These options and requirements mean that somewhere someone has made it a priority to think about users who are slightly different from the rest of us. Accessibility is even more important to public websites, online stores and business sites.