The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that aims to protect people with disabilities against discrimination. There are over a billion people worldwide currently living with some form of disabilities according to the World Health Organization (WHO). They deserve equal rights. The primary purpose of the ADA is to enable people with disabilities to live an equal life. Disability should not bring exclusion.
What is an ADA-compliant website?
An ADA-compliant website is one that meets the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design. The law stipulates that web content should be accessible to all humans living with disabilities. It posits that web content should be accessible to those with disabilities. Web content should be accessible to people who have to use the internet through voice recognition, switch devices, screen readers, graphic organizers, and other assistive technologies.
accessiBe is making websites ADA compliant and enabling internet users with disabilities to make the most of their online experience
The first product that accessiBe offers is aCe. A tool designed to check/test the accessibility of a website. It crawls through the website and helps website owners check if their website is accessible to individuals living with disabilities. Website owners can use this application to find out exactly how accessible their site is. They can use the information from the check to determine if they want to fix the problem themselves or use the second product.
The second product is accessiBe. A software company based in Israel that provides a fully automated, AI-powered solution to web accessibility. It is a software tool that enables websites to be ADA compliant. The company is currently making over thirty-seven thousand websites accessible to people with disabilities. accessiBe is making these websites ADA compliant. Their customers include top brands/firms like Hilton, BMW, Benadryl, Billabong, the Los Angeles Lakers, Pillsbury, and Volvo.
Shir Ekerling founded accessiBe in 2018. He is the lead engineer of the product and heads all its technical aspects. Since its formation, accessiBe has grown a lot and has become a market leader in providing solutions to accessibility issues. accessiBe is a fast, easy, and affordable way to get accessibility solutions. The solutions help websites to be compliant with the WCAG 2.1 guidelines.
CEO Ekerling believes that “only an automated solution like accessiBe can provide accessibility solutions at affordable prices for small businesses. Anything else would be too expensive and unscalable.”