E-dreamz partners with accessiBe to easier provide our clients with an option for website accessibility. accessiBe’s access widget can be added to any website to provide visitors of your site with an intelligent interface that allows them to dynamically adjust the presentation layer of your website for easier reading and navigation. accessiBe’s widget adheres to the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

What is Accessibility?

Web accessibility is a set of rules, behaviors, code standards, and design guidelines that are used to enable people with disabilities, which comprise 20% of the world's population, to use websites effectively.

To achieve this, the W3C (The World Wide Web Cons) has created the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1), for direction on how to make websites accessible. These guidelines have been adopted by governments around the world and have been incorporated into various legislations, such as the ADA, Section 508, and EN 301549.

The WCAG focuses chiefly on three areas of accessibility:

  • Blind people using screen-readers
  • People with motor impairments who only use keyboards
  • Other disabilities, including color blindness, epilepsy, and minor visual impairments that mostly concern the Ul and design of the website (color contrasts, animations, fonts, etc.)

Why is Accessibility Important?

First and foremost, it’s important to provide an effective web navigation experience for visitors to your website who might have a particular vision impairment or disability. Not only is it a best practice from a customer service perspective, but it can yield increased traffic and an SEO benefit to your website.

Of equal importance to many businesses, though, is the legality of compliance. According to ADA title III, every business website has to be accessible to people with disabilities, or it will be at risk of being sued and facing unnecessary legal expenses.

Why Does E-dreamz Recommend accessiBe?

E-dreamz has offered a variety of accessibility solutions over the past several years. We’ve spent countless hours custom-programming accessibility tools into many of our websites. When we discovered accessiBe, we were immediately impressed with their service, support, capability, and interface.

accessiBe's access widget is the leading Al-powered web accessibility solution that makes websites accessible to people with disabilities and compliant with the WCAG, ADA, and other accessibility legislation. By using Al and automation, access widget reduces costs and time, making web accessibility achievable for businesses of all sizes, from small to large enterprises.

In short, accessiBe does everything a business needs for web compliance better, faster and more affordably than any other option we’re aware of.

The process to sign up and start using accessiBe’s access Widget is simple and straightforward. And the ongoing benefits are of obvious value.

  • Easy Installation 
    After a brief setup to customize the access widget interface to your site’s colors & branding, the installation of the accessiBe code is a simple copy and paste of javascript.
  • Ongoing Compliance
    After the initial remediation, access Widget will re-scan and re-analyze a website every 24 hours to maintain ADA and WCAG compliance within any new content or pages that are added.
  • Improved Performance
    Accessible websites enjoy up to 20% more traffic, prolonged dwell time, reduced bounce rate, improved SEO rankings, and better conversion rates.
  • Price
    Automation allows access Widget to significantly cut the costs of becoming compliant, and ultimately makes the process of web accessibility, accessible.access Widget costs as little as $490 per year, per domain for websites under 1,000 pages, with additional plans for websites with more pages.

To sign up for accessiBe or learn more about their service, click here.

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