The ability to access a website without issues is a legal right for everyone and not just a luxury. One in every four adults living with a disability in this world, and in the USA, out of the 350 million websites on the Internet, only 2% are accessible to users with disabilities. So, business owners of sites should be serious when making their sites accessible to users with disabilities, or they will face lawsuits for non-compliance and hefty fines.
AccessiBe– what makes it stand out in the market?
The developer team at AccessiBe believes everyone, irrespective of his or her ability, should have seamless access to the Internet. This is why they have created a user-friendly, affordable, automated, and immediate tool for web accessibility that can be installed on any site for the task.
Adhering to WCAG 2.1 guidelines
This AI-infused tool aims to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 at the AA levels that the Wide Web Consortium has laid down. These guidelines show site owners how they can make their websites accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities, including visual impairments, auditory disorders, and cognitive impairments.
Simple interface for users
The site gets to use many technologies that make it accessible all the time. The tool gives users an interface that permits them to adjust the design and the UI of the side as per their preferences. The AI application of this tool runs silently in the background and does not interfere with the site’s functionality and speed. The objective of this innovative tool is to remediate the HTML of the website so that its function and adaptability can meet the preferences of users with disabilities. For instance, it makes screen readers compatible with the site for blind users and visitors with motor impairments and activates keyboard navigation when opted for.
Functions of the tool
This tool will scan, analyze, and understand the element roles, forms, structure of the site, and more to make it compliant with the accessibility standards under WCAG 2.1. The AI technology of this tool works in collaboration with Clarifai and Google to give accurate text alternatives to site images, enabling users with visual impairments to understand what is on the screen.
Making navigation a seamless affair
AccessiBe ensures that sites are completely navigable automatically with the tab key for tasks that include popups, forms, and dropdown menus. Besides the above, all of these negotiable elements have a visible focus and can be selected by pressing the enter key on your keyboard. Several esteemed brands enjoy the benefits of this innovative tool, including GoPro, Pacific Life, Lexus, and Wilson Sonsini.
This tool is compatible with any mobile device and web browser. This means that there is nothing to worry about. It helps business site owners get the peace of mind they need to make their sites fully accessible and compliant with the WCAG and the ADA guidelines with success!