AudioEye digital accessibility platform aligns with web requirements
AudioEye Inc., a technology company serving businesses committed to providing equal access to their digital content, has announced that its digital accessibility platform aligns with requirements under the updated Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1, the standard for web accessibility established by the World Wide Web Consortium, according to a press release.
AudioEye developed its DAP to automatically identify and track errors and potential errors of accessibility on existing websites, while also assisting designers, developers or other accessibility stakeholders as they seek to avoid publishing inaccessible content. The technology goes beyond testing to also continuously monitor content and functionality for accessibility issues and can be deployed in a way that fixes issues through a mix of automated and manual processes, speeding the process to achieve compliance with ADA related accessibility requirements.
"We're pleased the W3C is filling some of the known gaps by putting greater emphasis on mobile technology, individuals with low vision, and individuals with cognitive disabilities," Sean Bradley, AudioEye chief technology officer, president and co-founder, said in the press release. "At AudioEye, both our automated scanning and manual testing processes take these use cases into consideration, therefore, over the next several months, alignment with 2.1 will be seamless as we begin to incorporate these additional success criteria tests in the delivery of our managed service offering."
WCAG 2.1 builds upon the 2008 W3C-issued WCAG 2.0, which has become the generally accepted technical standard for websites, mobile applications and other digital content. The current iteration, a bridge between WCAG 2.0 and a broader initiative focused on reimaging the accessibility guidelines, adds 17 success criteria with a focus on three primary gaps in the 2.0 version: mobile technology; addressing requirements for people with disabilities affecting vision; and individuals with disabilities that affect cognitive functions.
Earlier in the year, AudioEye announced the alignment of the DAP with the refresh to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, relating to standards for federal agencies.
AudioEye technology has been adopted by the Federal Communications Commission and the Social Security Administration, various companies, and both public and private schools.