This paper will examine sustainability aspects of accessible information and communication technology for the private sector. First, the introduction highlights the current barriers against and drivers for barrier-free ICT. Second, the ICT scope for the further examination will be declared. Common accepted usability design clusters will be used to illustrate accessibility design principles. Regarding the impact of barrier-free ICT on sustainability aspects, three dimensions will be determined. For each dimension several positive effects, initiated by the implementation of accessible ICT, will be demonstrated.


Accessibility ICT Accessible ICT barrier-free ICT Sustainability Barrier-free design Accessible Design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daryoush Daniel Vaziri
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  1. 1.University of applied science Bonn-Rhein-SiegSankt AugustinGermany

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