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Founded in 1987, Sensus is a research-based consultancy organisation specialising in accessibility, inclusion, information technology and disability. By promoting accessible design, assisting others in creating accessible solutions and developing services that make otherwise inaccessible information available in alternative formats, Sensus works for an accessible and inclusive information society.

Sensus operates in three business areas:

  1. Accessibility and Inclusion
  2. Development of Inclusion Technologies
  3. Project Development, Project Management and Financing

1. Accessibility and Inclusion

Since the mid-1990’s, Sensus has advised on accessibility and accessible design in relation to web sites and other IT solutions. Sensus works with individual organisations to ensure accessible solutions and technologies. Furthermore, Sensus conducts large-scale surveys such as the comprehensive national Danish surveys in 2006 and 2008 covering the accessibility to public web sites. Finally, Sensus develops material in alternative, accessible formats (audio, Braille, large print), including text, illustrations, labels and signs. Sensus’ accessibility services are based on internationally recognised standards and guidelines, such as the accessibility guidelines published by the W3C. The W3C accessibility guidelines also form the foundation for the official Danish accessibility requirements. Sensus contributes to the standardisation efforts and offers both public and tailor-made training courses on accessibility and accessible design.

2. Development of Inclusion Technologies

Sensus’ development activities are focused on solutions that support an inclusive information society. As such, Sensus is the developer of RoboBraille, SensusAccess and SensusLibrary. The award-winning RoboBraille service is being used world-wide to produce material in alternative formats for the benefit of users with a visual or reading impairment. SensusAccess and SensusLibrary are used to support inclusion in mainstream education. Sensus has developed similar solutions for the pharmaceutical sector (Braille embossing on pharmaceutical packaging material), financial sector (account statements in Braille) and professional Braille producers such as the Danish Library for the Blind and Synscenter Refsnæs.

3. Project Development, Project Management and Financing

Through its accessibility and technology development activities, Sensus has gained significant experience in project development, project management and project financing. This competency – covering the creative inauguration, development and maturation of new ideas, knowledge of national and European support programmes, as well as experience in preparing applications to these support programmes, formation of international consortia, and management of international projects – is made available by Sensus to organisations with good ideas for new innovative products or services while at the same time lack the required competencies and/or resources to realize the ideas. Collaborating with staff from organisations, Sensus can help define, describe and qualify the idea into a project proposal, identify relevant sources of financing, prepare applications, and provide project management and project administration throughout the lifetime of the project.