Inclusivity with Het Nationale Theater
Not only your physical venue, but also the online environment should be accessible to people with disabilities. Together with HNT, we are therefore improving the accessibility of all Peppered websites.
With the HNTunlimited programme, Het Nationale Theater makes performances accessible to more and more people. “We think it is important to be able to show, hear or feel our offer to everyone; a disability should not be a barrier to going to the theatre. That is why we offer accessibility means for a number of performances and we make adjustments, so that deaf and hard of hearing, blind and partially sighted people and people with a high sensitivity to stimuli can also enjoy theater”, says Martijn Westerop, diversity and inclusion marketer at HNT.
What is digital accessibility?
Digital accessibility stands for an inclusive digital society in which everyone can participate fully and equally. People with disabbilities can have a hard time visiting websites that aren't optimally accessible. These disabilities can be visual, auditory, cognitive and motorial problems. In addition, websites are not always accessible for the illiterate and elderly. Together we can ensure that all websites are easy to visit for everyone.
Increasingly more countries and institutions have/want to follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This topic is also becoming increasingly important to cultural organisations. How about your website, is it accessible yet?
Creating an accessible website
We are pleased that HNT is working on this so seriously, because it offers the opportunity to take really big steps in this regard. After all, accessibility is a combination of technology, design and content. Thanks to this focus of HNT and the fact that they have engaged an independent expert for research, we have discovered several opportunities for improvement. We are tackling these together and implementing them, so that all our users can already comply with the WCAG guidelines from a technological perspective. We continuously work on improving our technology, so that your website meets the guidelines as much as possible from this basis, and we give you advice on design and content choices. Together we build an accessible website for your organisation.