Testing Expertise with Passion for Details

ANECON's cooperation with Specialisterne in supporting people with Asperger Syndrom in software testing

2,000 Euro Prize

winner 50001
Country / Region:
Commercial Enterprise
Fields of action:
Work / Unemployment / Professional qualification
Adult education / Awareness raising
Age of the target group:
26 - 60 years = adults
19 - 25 years = young adults
12 - 18 years = youths
Gender of the target group:
all genders
Project owner:
ANECON GmbH ( in Kooperation mit Specialisterne Österreich)
Responsible person:
Hannes Färberböck

What is it about?

In cooperation with Specialisterne, ANECON is supporting people with Asperger Syndrom to get qualified in software testing. A solid training paired with a sound practical project preparation will sustainably improve their opportunities in the first labour market. Their entering into work life is followed by professional und social support, within the framework of our program “Managed Start”.

Appreciation of the Jury

If people living with the Asperger syndrome are well accepted by information technology companies as certified software testers, then it is not their shortcomings that are in focus – but their special capabilities originating from their illness. Personality traits which, at first view, exclude them from working life then become advantages. And this holds not only for the concrete work itself, but also for the cohesion and efficiency of the teams they are part of. After initial irritation, the special directness of people living with a developmental disorder of the autism spectrum apparently leads to heightened awareness and improved attentiveness of all involved. Innovation thus works.