The working group for accessibility of the German UPA represents the interface between accessibility and usability.
On the one hand, its members are experts in accessibility who provide information about accessibility to usability professionals. This is because accessibility needs to be considered as a requirement in human-centered design from the outset, and cannot be “tested into” a software program or a website at a later stage. Accessibility means added value for everyone, not just for marginal groups.
On the other hand, they are usability professionals who represent the subject of usability, for example the human-centered processes and generally applicable usability principles, vis-á-vis the accessibility experts. After all, accessibility alone is not enough if there is no usability to go with it.
In addition to public relations, the group generates a lively exchange of knowledge and experience.