Our Vision Is to Help Make the Internet Accessible to Everyone While Protecting Our Clients from Unnecessary Legal Exposure
Our Goals Are as Follows
- To help the 15% of the population that relies on an alternative way to access the web
- To protect our clients from legal exposure
- To provide technology and services needed to quickly and cost-effectively achieve the two goals above
Helping to Make the Web More Accessible
Web accessibility does not encompass one audience, and we are dedicated to helping the 1 in 4 Americans who are living with some type of disability.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 26.9 million American adults live with visual impairments, including blindness. Many of these individuals require keyboard-only navigation or increased contrast to use a website. We enable visually impaired users to increase the website font size or change the font style so it is more readable. Some of the other solutions we offer involve enlarging the cursor and removing color from images and text to make them easier to read.
Persons with severe visual impairments require the use of screen readers. Our technology works to make this experience better for this demographic so that they enjoy the benefits of enhanced navigation, improved image names, easy-to-understand link descriptions, and meaningful form fields, to name a few features.
People with epilepsy
There are 3.4 million people in America living with epilepsy resulting in recurrent seizures, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. These Americans are often apprehensive about opening a new website as flashing images can trigger a seizure. Our technology helps to halt these flashing images so that sites can be safely navigated.
There are 19.9 million Americans who are motor impaired and cannot use a mouse or keyboard easily. Our technology allows full navigation with just a handful of keyboard keys (tab keys, arrow keys, space bar, and enter keys).
Protecting Our Clients From Legal Exposure
We understand that not complying with Section 508 of the ADA standards exposes our clients to legal trouble. It also harms a company’s reputation by making it appear unfriendly or even hostile to disabled individuals. Websites that do not meet the accessibility guidelines can be fined $50,000 for the first infringement and $100,000 for subsequent violations. Those figures don’t even include legal fees and compensation for damages.
Our goal is to make our clients’ sites compliant as quickly and cost-effectively as possible and to protect them going forward by providing technology and maintenance solutions so they are not legally exposed.
Technology and Services to Quickly and Cost-Effectively Make Websites Accessible
As a technology company, our goal is to automate as many of the fixes to a site as possible while not impeding the user experience for the site visitor. We are dedicated to using AI to constantly improve and speed up the process of remediation. We also understand that not all fixes can be made by a machine and that experts who truly understand accessibility are needed to make the web a better place for all.