HiQ AND PTS MAKE FACEBOOK ACCESSABLE FOR EVERYONE

HiQ helps The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) to make Facebook accessible for everyone. The new web solution ”Fejjan för alla” makes it easier for people suffering from deafblindness or other disabilities to use the social network.

“For most people, being able to use Facebook is a given. Now, people suffering from deafblindness as well as visually impaired can communicate on equal terms,” says Anna Boström, head of the department of participative IT and telephony at PTS.

The Facebook service that HiQ has developed is a responsive solution that works just as well on a computer as in a smartphone or tablet. With a clean and slimmed-down interface, the information is accessible with tools such as screen readers, braille displays and magnification software.

“The consultants in this project say that it’s the most joyful assignment they’ve worked with. If only one person can use social media and have a social exchange online, in a way that hasn’t been possible before, then we have created something valuable. This is IT that truly makes a difference, says Magnus Gudéhn, Managing director at HiQ Stockholm.

The service has been developed in close collaboration with the target group. Deaf-blind people have been involved throughout the project, continuously testing and evaluating the Facebook service. Possible users are the 2,500 individuals who suffer from deafblindness in Sweden, as well as the country’s approximately 100,000 visually impaired.

”I can’t imagine a more evident example of simplifying people’s lives by using IT. This project touches right in the heart; it’s a project where we use technology and innovative power to make it easier for a vulnerable group to communicate with their surrounding world. I’m proud of the confidence from PTS and of the solution we have created together," says Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ.


The "Fejjan för alla" logo - an F in blind script


"Fejjan för alla" on mobile phone


Lars Stugemo

Get in touch

Lars Stugemo
President and CEO
HiQ International
+46 8 588 90 000
Magnus Gudéhn

Get in touch

Magnus Gudéhn
HiQ International
+46 70 420 00 82
Erik Ridman

Get in touch

Erik Ridman
Head of Communications
HiQ International
+46 70-420 00 01
+46 8-588 90 000

Sven Ivar Mörch new CEO and President of HiQ

HiQ International today announces that Sven Ivar Mørch will be the new Chief Executive Officer and President of HiQ. Sven Ivar Mørch will from 1 December replace Lars Stugemo who leaves the position after 25 successful years in the company, the last 20 of them as its CEO and President.

“It’s really exciting to be a part of HiQ and I have since long been deeply impressed by the company’s competence and culture. In short – we are the rock stars of the Nordic consultancy market, and I’m honored having been given the opportunity to take over as CEO and to lead HiQ in the next stage of the company”, says Sven Ivar Mørch.

Read more

HiQ provides support for InfoSolutions’ mobile Covid-19 testing

HiQ is assisting InfoSolutions with their assignment from the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) to increase national accessibility of testing for Covid-19. It involves PCR testing, which diagnoses active coronavirus infection.

“This is the second project we’ve participated in that aims to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on the world. It’s nice to see that our broad knowledge in digitalising the healthcare sector and e-health will help control the pandemic,” says Helena Forsmark, Managing Director of HiQ Stockholm.

Read more

HiQ wins Guldhanden Award for best public website 2020

The website mdh.se, developed by HiQ for Mälardalen University wins the Guldhanden Award in the category best public website 2020.

“Yeeess! We’re so happy that the results of the great project we did together with Mälardalen University is being recognised this way. This is the result of an excellent collaboration between a brave and visionary client and a very great team from HiQ,” says Anders Nilsson, Managing Director of HiQ Mälardalen. 

Read more