Every user online has the right to the Internet, including those with physical disabilities. However, some sites do not offer complete accessibility to everyone. This is why the governments of several nations across the world have issued legal mandates for businesses to ensure web accessibility to everyone, including users with disabilities. In this absence, they are subject to expensive lawsuits and fines.
Now, businesses are aware of these compliance and web accessibility mandates; however, the challenge arises in fixing problems and making their webpages WCAG 2.1 and ADA compliant. The manual processes are very expensive, especially for small business owners, since, unlike their larger counterparts, they do not have an in-house web development team to sort out these accessibility issues. Moreover, the costs of maintenance added to create a lot of financial burdens for them.
Innovative solution for business owners
AccessiBe steps in as a savior for business owners as it is a cost-effective and innovative solution to arrest web accessibility and compliance issues faster. It is a tool that can be installed in web browsers, and it scans the site daily every 24 hours and gives you an accessibility statement in under 48 hours.
Understanding the web accessibility gap that is increasing daily
As per reports by the CDC, there is one in every four adults with some kind of disability. This implies that about 20% of the population cannot access 98% of the 350 million active online websites in the USA. This disproportion is known as the “web accessibility gap,” which is becoming bigger and bigger. The prime reason for the growth of this gap is that business owners are opting for affordable means to fix web accessibility issues. They make their websites with templates that do not have accessibility as part of their projects.
There are roughly just 250,000 sites accessible in the nation. Although this is a small number, if you compare it to the total number of websites in the USA, there is a lot of information, helpful services, and eCommerce stores for users with physical disabilities to access. However, here the question is, do they really know where to find them?
Since there are a small number of accessible websites, AccessiBe has the sole target of making all sites accessible to everyone as fast as possible. In fact, there are fewer websites accessible to people, and if you think of it, there are just eight to ten pages displayed on the first page of the search engine results. The chances of any of them are being accessible is doubtful. This really is frustrating for people who log into the Internet and hardly find the information they seek, especially if they have any type of physical disabilities. This tool is ready to change that. It is equipped with advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to seamlessly fix accessibility issues on every site and make them compliant as per the laws of the land with success!