e-accessibility on the job market

Reference number 2017-01104
Coordinator HAPPYR AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration April 2017 - November 2017
Status Completed
Venture Social innovation - development and testing
Call Social innovation - phase 1

Purpose and goal

The "Increased e-accessibility to the labor market" project has led to the fact that in Sweden there is a commercial digital job matching platform, e-accessible under the European WCAG 2.0 AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines). The platform can offer all employers, public as well as private, large as well as small, recruiting their vacancies in a way that allows and includes so many more people including those with job variations seeking job on equal terms.

Expected results and effects

In the project we have achieved the result of creating an e-accessible digital job matching platform. However, during the project period, we have been able to show the effect of how the job matching platform led to more jobs for people with functional variations. On the other hand, we have shown that, with regard to the group of autistic diagnoses, a continued and deepened work on digital working methods is required. A job far beyond the standard of e-accessibility.

Planned approach and implementation

The technical part of the project to design, evaluate and correct the digital job matching platform to the WCAG standard was somewhat more extensive than planned but delivered during the project period. We underestimated the inertia to reach a decision with our partner, which led us to somehow have to change our working model and measure other effects than planned from the start. After the correction, work was done according to plan with good results.

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