The American Disabilities Act (ADA) has legally made it mandatory for all business owners to ensure their sites are accessible to users with physical disabilities. In case they are not, the business is subject to lawsuits that can also run into thousands of dollars and huge penalties. To date, businesses have had to resort to manual techniques to make their sites accessible. However, the process is very time-consuming and expensive. Large corporations faced a lot of problems, so you can well imagine how small businesses failed to cope with accessibility and compliance standards- the ordeal was tough for them, both with regard to time and costs.
AccessiBe steps in as a solution for users with disabilities
Keeping the above problems in mind, AccessiBe stepped in as a viable solution to arrest accessibility and compliance issues for both large- and small-scale businesses. In fact, with the technologies of artificial intelligence and machine learning, this tool greatly benefitted businesses when it came to taking care of their accessibility and compliance issues. It is an automated tool that runs silently in the background and never interrupts the browsing experience of the site. A user with physical disabilities can select the desired profile and customize the interface as per his/her needs.
Scans the site every 24 hours to meet accessibility and compliance standards
Thanks to the above tool, businesses are able to enjoy the advantages of ongoing compliance without the fears of expensive lawsuits. The tool scans the content of the site every 24 hours to ensure there are no accessibility gaps and compliance issues. At the same time, when new content is uploaded, the tool checks the content to make it compliant within 48 hours. Businesses get an accessibility statement and a certificate of compliance as well. This offers them peace of mind when it comes to keeping expensive lawsuits at bay!
Comprehensive guide to installation and other queries related to the tool
The first version of AccessiBe took around 18 months to complete, and constant efforts are on to ensure that the tool becomes better for both users and businesses. Small businesses are able to focus better on their business operations. They no longer suffer from the woes of financial hardships when it comes to fixing accessibility gaps and other compliance issues for their site.
Thanks to the advanced technologies of AI and ML, this tool uses the concept of contextual understanding along with computer vision to arrest complex needs at the back-end for making the desired adjustments to screen readers and keyboard navigations with success!