International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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Published: 12/3/21 5:00 AM

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

This article was published on: 12/3/21 5:00 AM




What is accessiBe?

accessiBe is the first and only AI-powered solution that is revolutionizing the industry. How? By making web accessibility simple, automatic, immediate and affordable. It also is in compliance with the WCAG 2.1, ADA, Section 508 and other worldwide legislation. We are proud to support persons with disabilities.

AI being applied for web accessibility applications is a revolutionary concept, consisting of three major advantages:

  1. Easy implementation and fast process – accessiBe involves a 5-minute installation of a JS code. The code scans, analyzes and solves accessibility compliance gaps in up to 48 hours. It presents a toolset for people with disabilities to apply session-based adjustments as an overlay to your website. This is done according to their needs, and without interfering with your code base, loading times, UI or design.
  2. Ongoing compliance – After the initial 48 hours, accessiBe will re-scan and re-analyze your website every 24 hours. This ensures that new content, widgets, or pages are also adapted and compliant with the WCAG 2.1 and ADA standards.
  3. Price – Being fully automated and using AI allows accessiBe to dramatically cut costs of becoming compliant. It also ultimately makes the process of web accessibility – accessible. AccessiBe costs $490 per year per domain for websites under 1,000 pages.

The only exception to our automated solution is PDFs, documents, and video subtitles, which are priced separately. This is simply because the aforementioned are added files, which are not a part of your website’s code base.

accessiBe is trusted and used by over 1,500 industry leading companies

accessiBe was developed over the course of 18 months alongside persons with disabilities, including blind individuals who are leading experts in assistive technologies. One of them is a lead developer of JAWS, the most popular and advanced screen-reader in the world.

How Does the Technology Work to be Able to Help Persons with Disabilities?

accessiBe scans and analyzes your website using AI technologies. Then, it applies all the required adjustments to become ADA and WCAG 2.1 compliant. This process takes up to 48 hours. Upon completion, you’ll get an Accessibility Statement and certification of performance directly to your email.

The process of becoming compliant using accessiBe is very simple!

The accessibility interface solves 30% of the ADA and WCAG 2.1 requirements immediately. This includes mostly UI and design features such as sizing, colors and spacing. The remaining 70% are solved within 48 hours, by our AI that runs in the background. It adjusts your website making it operable for blind people for the motor impaired.

The AI process includes several solutions. For example, alternate text attribute creation for images using image recognition. Also, OCR technologies, form label creation and handling link/button icons. The solution also uses contextual understanding technology, as well as fixing popups, menus, dropdown, forms, and more.

Please note: accessiBe will not change a thing for the majority of users. It will only be activated when persons with disabilities turn it on via the interface. A Screen-reader may also be used for activation in the case of a user who is blind). This creates an overlay to your website, and only to the user’s specific session.

Therefore, accessiBe won’t affect your design, UI, or performance at all. The entire process is automated. From remediation to becoming compliant. Additionally, accessiBe doesn’t collect user data, so it doesn’t affect your GDPR compliance.

For more information visit https://accessibe.com or contact them directly at hello@accessibe.com. Tell them that TPG sent you!