Web accessibility is a considerably new concept. Most people are familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but some don’t know that they are exposed to the risk of lawsuits. To clarify the legal landscape, and to provide important informatio how accessiBe addresses the problem, we’ve prepared an en about web accessibility and mail templates for you to send to clients, as you see fit.
EMCdesigns, a leading provider of, announced today a partnership with accessiBe, the #1 web accessibility solution for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) compliance. Together with accessiBe, EMCdesigns offers an automated service to help (clientele) maintain ADA compliance online, which is both affordable and easy to implement. In recent months, more consumers are shopping online than ever before. With an increase in online shopping, ensuring eCommerce sites are fully accessible to people with disabilities is becoming increasingly important for retailers. Website accessibility not only protects online businesses legally, it enhances the businesses’ reputation and boosts sales by enabling retailers to serve people with a large demographic of shoppers that require additional assistance.
In recent months, more consumers are shopping online than ever before. With an increase in online shopping, ensuring eCommerce sites are fully accessible to people with disabilities is becoming increasingly important for retailers. Website accessibility not only protects online businesses legally, it enhances the businesses’ reputation and boosts sales by enabling retailers to serve people with a large demographic of shoppers that require additional assistance.
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accessiBe’s founders are veterans of software and marketing web agencies and started working on the project in 2016 when laws and legislations that mandated the promotion of web accessibility started to spread. Starting 2019, the company has expanded its reach in the U.S. and other countries following insistent customer demand. For more information, visit: https://www.accessibe.com.
What is accessiBe?
accessiBe is the leading AI-powered web accessibility solution that makes websites accessible to people with disabilities, and compliant with the WCAG, ADA, and other accessibility legislation. By using AI and automation, accessiBe signficantly reduces costs and time, making web accessibility achievable for all businesses.
accessiBe's first stable version took 18 months of daily development in collaboration with people with disabilities. That process still continues today. Blind people, motor and visually impaired people, epileptics, and others are all a vital part of our research & development.
A Game-Changer in Web Accessibility Compliance
How Does the Technology Work?
accessiBe utilizes two applications that together achieve compliance. The accessibility interface is responsible for all the UI and design-related adjustments, while the AI-powered background process handles the more complex requirements - optimization for screen-readers and for keyboard navigation.
The accessibility interface covers about 30% of the requirements and include adjustments for readable fonts, sizing, spacing, color contrasts, cursors, emphases and more. Users have the choice between accessibility profiles, standalone adjustments, or both. The profiles bundle together common accessibility combinations that together address a specific disability, such as visual impairments, epilepsy, or ADHD.
accessiBe uses contextual understanding, OCR, and image recognition AI technologies to address the complex requirements needed for screen reader and keyboard navigation adjustments. Prior to accessiBe, these could only be achieved manually, with long, complex, and costly projects. The AI automatically rescans a website every 24 hours after the initital remediation to ensure that all content updates and adjustments made to a website are accessible and compliant as well.