WEB ACCESSIBILITY

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Accessibility Solution for
ADA & WCAG Compliance

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MAKING THE WEB ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE

Online accessibility is an important consideration but merchants often overlook it or defer it as a complex, expensive thing to remediate. Websites that don’t adhere to accessibility best practices open themselves up to legal expenses and the risk of alienating part of your customer base. If you want to learn more about building and supporting accessible websites, we can help. Need an accessibility review of your site?

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accessiBe’s interface helps people with the following disabilities browse and interact with websites:

  • Epilepsy
  • Visual impairments, including elderly people
  • Cognitive and learning disabilities
  • ADHD
  • Blindness
  • Motor impairments

For each type of disability, accessiBe offers a different set of tools that enables users to modify the site for themselves in the best way possible. accessiBe’s interface also offers bundled accessibility combinations in the form of Accessibility Profiles. Once the user designates the profile that most resembles their needs, they can activate various features simultaneously.

Website optimization for screen readers used by blind users

Most websites are inaccessible to blind individuals because their sites have not been formatted for use with screen readers. accessiBe solves this problem by utilizing a combination of machine learning AI processes, as well as IRIS and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technologies to add the necessary ARIA attributes and ALT text to websites that allow users to browse sites easily and accurately. Our process has been designed and tested with blind individuals to ensure functionality through all aspects of a website.

Keyboard Navigation for users with motor impairments

Some of the most difficult tasks in creating a compliant website are the changes necessary to make a website fully navigable by keyboard. Users who suffer from motor disabilities, arthritis, muscle weakness, and anything that relates to difficulty using a mouse are at an automatic disadvantage when using websites. accessiBe overcomes this barrier with the use of a Contextual Understanding AI, which automatically adjusts the website at the code level. This allows users with these specific impairments to browse the entirety of a site by simply using only their keyboard. 

Design adjustments for the visually impaired

People with visual impairments may have trouble seeing content on a website clearly due to font size, font shape, color combinations, image size, saturation, and so on. The accessibility interface allows the user to modify the content of the site to best suit their specific disability. They can make adjustments to the sizing, colors, contrasts, saturation, fonts, and more.

Seizure safe for epileptic users

For individuals who suffer from photo-sensitive epilepsy, websites can contain dangerous elements such as a flashing image or popup that could appear and potentially trigger a seizure. accessiBe allows epileptic users to stop all flashing animations or gifs and reduces dangerous color combinations.

Comprehension adjustments for users with cognitive disorders

Individuals who suffer from cognitive disorders, such as autism, dyslexia and others, face difficulty in comprehending websites and aren’t able to fully understand the content, product, or offer. accessiBe includes an online quick-access dictionary, which allows users to identify unfamiliar words, abbreviations, and phrasing that they do not understand. It also includes focus and orientation adjustments for users to easily navigate a website.

accessiBe is a game-changing solution because it has entered a space that was still using outdated, obsolete methods and revolutionized it for the convenience of everyone: people with disabilities and business owners. 

The web accessibility industry is made up of three dominant categories: manual accessibility, plugins/add-ons, and accessiBe – the leading AI-driven, automated solution. Below you will find a detailed explanation of the various accessibility options, as well as a simple visual comparison table that will help you easily see the difference between those possible solutions.

1. Plugins and add-on (free or not)

Solutions of this kind are usually free or low-cost. This is because the accessibility adjustments that they achieve are easily attained and don’t require much effort. In fact, they achieve up to 5-15% of the requirements (as per the WCAG). The remaining accessibility requirements involve complex processes, such as screen reader optimization and keyboard navigation, for the blind and motor-impaired respectively, that need to be properly adhered to. That’s why free or low-cost tools cannot achieve the full range of accessibility. Therefore, your website will not be accessible to all people with disabilities and you’ll be vulnerable to lawsuits.

2. Manual accessibility services

Manual remediation is exactly what it sounds like: line-by-line code evaluation and remediation of your site’s code. With this method, your site can reach full compliance with legislation but there are caveats you need to be aware of.

Time: Projects can take anywhere from 3-26 weeks depending on the size of the website. If you have a demand letter or lawsuit looming, time is of the essence. Don’t forget that this does not include the time it takes for manual remediation of any change or update you make to your site. 

Cost: Simply put, manual remediation is priced by labor. Paying an hourly rate for someone to inspect your code line by line is something that piles up and can really only be determined by project scope. It can cost anywhere from $5,000-$100,000 depending on website size. Most small-medium businesses cannot realistically afford to do this every 6-12 months.

Maintenance: Initial accessibility remediation is just the tip of the iceberg. Once a project is finished, there’s no one around to make sure that the accessibility sticks. This is because the web is dynamic by nature. Your website’s content is constantly updating, as well as browsers, assistive technology, screen readers, website builders and CMSs, and so on. Whenever one of these is updated, you need to make sure that your accessibility is still intact. If you have opted for manual remediation, you will need to pay for extra remediation and maintenance which of course will take more time. Otherwise, within 6-12 months, so many updates will have taken place that your website will need whole new accessibility remediation.

3. accessiBe – AI-driven & automated

accessiBe uses AI and automation to make the entire process of full accessibility and compliance effortless, affordable, and effective. This is done by combining two robust applications, the accessibility interface, and AI processes, that together achieve all accessibility standards:

Accessibility interface

The accessibility interface is a session-based UI tool that enables site visitors to adjust your site according to their personal accessibility needs. With over a dozen modifications and comprehensive accessibility profiles, your website’s design can become accessible to all users.

AI processes

accessiBe’s robust AI uses contextual understanding and computer vision technology to scan a website and automatically adjust it to meet accessibility guidelines and standards. Furthermore, the AI will learn the purpose of site elements to ensure an accessibility experience that resembles how your site’s functionality should be used. This means that accessiBe goes beyond basic requirements to ensure that your site visitors have a comprehensive digital experience.

Absolutely! GDPR and CCPA compliance is focused on protecting user privacy and data collection. We take this topic very seriously, and since accessiBe does not collect ANY data from users, accessiBe is compliant with both regulations.

The only information that accessiBe tracks are details such as HTML, elemental structure, as well as website behaviors (mouse clicks, heat maps, user clicks). These details are used for the purpose of analyzing and remediating the site to provide you with assured compliance.

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The exponential growth in web accessibility lawsuits has a widespread effect across most industries, with small and medium businesses right in the center of the storm.

Lawsuit numbers are estimated to continue to increase as the need to enable accessible digital experiences becomes more prominent.

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