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Interview with the Castellón European Business and Innovation Center (CEEI)

In today’s digital world, where information flows at breakneck speed and online interactions are commonplace, it is essential to ensure that everyone can access this vast ocean of knowledge and opportunities. However, many people with disabilities or limitations in digital literacy still face significant barriers when browsing the web and completing online transactions. In this context, Accésit Inclusivo was born, a pioneering company dedicated to improving the accessibility of information on the Internet for those who have been digitally excluded.

Today, we have the pleasure of talking with Rafa Amorós, founder and part of the team behind Accésit Inclusivo, and thus be able to learn more about their mission, vision and a new solution that they are launching in collaboration with PaynoPain. This promises to become a true step forward towards digital inclusion, facilitating access to online payment platforms for people of all abilities and knowledge.

P1. Rafa, what inspired the creation of Accésit Inclusivo? What is the vision that drove your team to embark on this challenge?

On the one hand, we had been thinking for some time about how we could use our technological experience of more than 35 years to contribute something that would help society. We thought that people with disabilities and people with few digital skills were missing out on new technologies and that is why we decided to create Inclusive Access not only to create a product itself, but to create solutions that improve people’s well-being.

P2. Online accessibility is a major concern for many, how do you address the challenges of making information on the internet more accessible to people with disabilities or lack of digital experience?

Although tools with operating systems, office suites, etc. are increasingly more accessible, there is an important part of society who, due to their own disability, are not able to benefit from it, we are talking about people who are totally blind, without upper limbs or even who only have brain activity.

P3. We are excited to learn more about the solution you are launching together with Paynopain. Can you explain to us how it works and how it will positively impact the lives of those who encounter obstacles in online payment platforms?

The collaboration with Paynopain has been a challenge that we faced with the hope of doing something that to date no one had solved and that was to make payment platforms also fully accessible. I am helping to make e-commerce pages 100% accessible as well as public administration payment gateways for paying taxes, fees, etc.

Q4. The collaboration between Accésit Inclusivo and PaynoPain seems promising. How did this partnership come about and what was the role of each company in developing this inclusive solution?

This collaboration was born through the membership of both companies in the Castellón XARXATEC network of companies. We understood from the beginning that the synergy between the two companies was necessary to improve the Paynopain payment solution, this is how our technicians They got to work.

Q5. In your two years of experience since you began this adventure, what has been the most significant challenge you have faced when trying to improve the accessibility of information on the Internet? And how have you overcome it?

Our first obstacle was that clients understood that it was necessary for their websites not only to comply with the requirements of RD 112/2018 on web accessibility, but that they had to go further and that our tool far exceeds the requirements of the RD

Q6. Apart from the new online payment software adapted for PaynoPain, do you have other initiatives in mind that seek to improve accessibility in different aspects of the web?

We are currently working on a 100% accessible training platform, which will significantly improve the training possibilities of this group.

Q7. Awareness about digital inclusion is growing, but there is still much to do. What are the actions that Accésit Inclusivo considers essential to promote real and lasting change in internet accessibility?

First, society and administrations understand that disability is not part of society that has to be integrated into the society of the non-disabled, but rather it must be understood as a whole in which it is normal.

Q8. Finally, we would like to know what plans you have for the future. Do you have any exciting roadmaps you can share right now?

Apart from the international expansion of the company, we will continue to focus on the development of new software and hardware solutions to improve accessibility.