A recent press release reports, “accessiBe has recently launched a pioneering web accessibility tool powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The solution simplifies the way companies and site owners can make their content accessible to users with disabilities by using AI to automatically apply accessibility standards to their websites. The AI solution scans and analyzes the website and, within 48 hours, applies the necessary modifications so that the site transmits compliant and accessible content to the end users. The AI also re-scans for new and revised content daily which benefits sites that feature dynamic or fast-changing content. After two years of development, accessiBe was eventually launched in 2018 in Israel where it went through successful pilot efforts. The company signed over 2,000 paying customers while providing the solution for free to over 300 non-profits. Among its clients are the Israeli licensees of leading brands like Burger King, Volvo, Deloitte, HStern, and others.”
The release continues, “A 2016 Pew Research identified that disabled users are also less likely to access the internet daily compared (50 percent) to those without disabilities (79 percent). This gap has largely been due to the lack of support by existing websites for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The WCAG outlines the best practices that would allow people with disabilities to consume web content, by ensuring that assistive devices will be able to process and interpret information properly. But despite increasing regulations such as the passage of the American and Disabilities Act (ADA) requiring site owners to apply these standards, many organizations remain non-compliant. Those that continue to overlook accessibility now actually expose themselves to potential litigation.”
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