April 19, 2023

HiQ and MTM improve digital library for accessible reading

The Swedish Agency for Accessible Media (MTM) digital library, Legimus, needs to be rebuilt to create a better user experience. HiQ gets the assignment, via Frontwalker as a partner, to manage the entire journey from the user's perspective to the final web. u0022We are extremely proud to be entrusted with delivering on this important assignment and to improve the experience for people with the help of new digital solutions. We have built a good collaboration with MTM, delivering a platform that we jointly build on for the future,u0022 says Åsa Melvanius, Head of Region South at HiQ.

The assignment includes MTM and HiQ jointly running a major development project around the website Legimus.se, with the aim to create even better reading experiences for users. The design will be refined and simplified to make it faster to find and get started with reading.

The new version of Legimus.se is live and the improvement work continues during the year. Among other things, it needs to be simplified for users to make personal choices that change which search results are displayed and how the website looks.

Accessibility, with the requirements of WCAG AA 2.2 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) as an important part, has been in focus throughout the development process. The work has included developing updated advanced features such as lists of favorites, bookshelf, and detailed search to add user value. The response during the test period, where users have had the opportunity to try the new version, has been positive. In a next step, the new website has been launched to all users.

About Legimus
Legimus is the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media’s (MTM) digital library for accessible reading. Legimus consists of talking books, talking books with text and literature in Braille. Legimus is for people who, due to a reading disability, cannot read printed books and need an accessible version. Legimus readers can be children, elderly, or college students. Today, there are about 140,000 books in Legimus and in 2022, 150,000 readers made approximately 2 million loans.

For more information or to become a client, please contact:
Åsa Melvanius, Head of Region South at HiQ
E-mail: asa.melvanius@hiq.se

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