Almost all websites should conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines for accessibility now, or risk getting sued for noncompliance. Thanks to accessiBe though, optimizing and maintaining web accessibility has become surprisingly easy. Let’s take a quick look at exactly how accessiBe can help your own site avoid costly lawsuits by ensuring its accessibility standards are up to date.
Manual Compliance Optimization Issues and How accessiBe Solves them
Prior to its release, webmasters had to go through every step manually, which was not only time consuming, but presented additional challenges as well. Even medium-sized websites incorporate new content at a rapid rate, but big sites do so almost constantly. This makes the entire process of manually optimizing screen-readers and navigation tools for accessibility every time quite a daunting task, which is also naturally prone to frequent human errors.
In 2020, accessiBe became the first software provider in this field to introduce fully automated, AI-driven web accessibility solutions. Till date, it remains the only smart solution which automates all complicated optimization steps necessary for websites to stay in compliance with ADA Title III, Section 508, EAA/EN 301549 and WCAG 2.1 guidelines.
Optimizing Key Points of Interaction for Better Accessibility
There are two primary points of interaction which must be made more accessible for disabled users. These would be:
- Content on Screen – A screen-reader tool is used to help visually impaired individuals access their on-screen content.
- Website Navigation – Web navigation is made more accessible by optimizing input methods like the keyboard, so that impaired/disabled individuals can use the website.
Failure to optimize a website accordingly can lead to lawsuits on account of them being noncompliant. accessiBe not only caters to both those standards, but the software can also do it better than anything else available right now. Which brings us to the next point.
Avoiding Lawsuits with accessiBe’s Sophisticated Web Screen Readers
When you install accessiBe on your site, the highly sophisticated and specialized AI empowers the software’s inbuilt screen-reader to do more than simply read what is on display. The smart algorithm scans, deciphers and reads out on-screen text in the most appropriate and relevant manner (based on each particular session), so that a visually impaired/blind user can find those readings to be most effective in delivering knowledge which they can’t perceive visually.
Making interpretations based on Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) standards, and by making behavioral adjustments as is contextual or necessary, the AI in accessiBe adds an unprecedented level of accessibility to any website.
accessiBe is the Most Comprehensive Protection Against Poor Accessibility Lawsuits
Most WCAG 2.1 accessibility compliance solutions available today only optimize websites to be more accessible for 2-3 types of disabilities. However, accessiBe can be used by webmasters to make their sites more useable for people who are:
- Diagnosed with cognitive impairment
- Suffering from partial/complete hearing loss
- Clinically blind
- Visually impaired
- Motor impaired
accessiBe will protect your websites against lawsuits by automatically maintaining accessibility standards. However, that is not the only advantage here. It helps online businesses and other organizations to interact with disabled customer/interest groups as well.