TUCSON, Arizona., October 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – AudioEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEYE), the industry’s leading digital accessibility platform, today unveiled AudioEye A11iance, a community-based initiative that puts people with disabilities at the forefront of the development process product and quality assurance. , allowing AudioEye to continue its mission of creating equal access for all.
Many people with disabilities rely on the web for employment, education, e-commerce and entertainment to maintain their independence. AudioEye’s technology interprets billions of data points to observe common inaccessibility patterns and trends that negatively impact these experiences. The majority are resolved by automatic corrections that occur live during the browsing experience. The creation of the alliance ensures that these algorithms are backed by a human element, obtaining the perspective of those who rely on assistive technology and coping strategies to navigate websites in their daily lives. . By including this feedback in the development process, AudioEye can continue to create the best solutions that allow people with disabilities to browse the web naturally.
“The field of digital accessibility continues to advance at a rapid pace, and now more than ever, it is crucial to ensure that the products we develop work for the community that we are here to serve,” said Dominique varacalli, COO of AudioEye. “We are proud to announce the launch of the AudioEye A11iance, which will provide income opportunities for people with disabilities and enable them to make key contributions to our product roadmap so that we can continue to deliver experiences of quality to our customers. “
Members of the community supported this mission. “I had an amazing moderate experience and felt welcomed and listened to. I know my feedback is invaluable to the team,” said Justin, member of AudioEye A11iance which uses screen reading technology. NVDA. “I hope to continue working on projects like this because I love to make web experiences inclusive and accessible to everyone. AudioEye is accessibility through a different mindset.”
This announcement was made during M-Enabling, an event focused on promoting accessible technologies and environments. At the event, Varacalli also co-led a critical discussion on the contributions of technology to digital accessibility, alongside Anil Lewis, Director of Advocacy and Policy for the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), and Mike Paciello, prominent accessibility advocate and founder of WebABLE. This conversation will continue on October 14, since AudioEye will once again join the NFB for an exclusive roundtable intended to advance the discussion on accessibility between the federation and respected technologists.
“It was great to be a part of this important discussion between two thoughtful organizations,” said Paciello. “The approach to technology and its impact on people with disabilities is essential for success and will have a lasting effect on the community. I am happy to be able to continue to move the dialogue forward. “
“2020 has been a year that has forced the mass adoption of hasty online behaviors,” Varacalli said. “Now is the time to have critical conversations about the role of technology in making the web accessible and improving the digital experience for people with disabilities. 97% of the internet is still not accessible and creating an understanding between us and key members of the disability community will allow all of us to reduce that number at a much faster rate. “
AudioEye is a leading digital accessibility platform providing reliable ADA and WCAG accessibility compliance at scale. Using patented technology, subject matter expertise and proprietary processes, AudioEye removes all barriers to digital access, helps creators create accessible content, and supports them with ongoing guidance and automated maintenance. Trusted by the FCC, ADP, SSA, Samsung and others, AudioEye helps identify and resolve accessibility issues and improve user experience, automating digital accessibility for the widest audience . AudioEye sets itself apart from its competition because it provides human machine learning accessibility fixes in the loop without making fundamental changes to website architecture, source code audits, browser-based tools and monitoring. continuous accessibility. Join our movement on www.audioeye.com.
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