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Disabled people typically need assistive devices and applications to use computers. In addition, most websites are improperly configured for accessibility. Web accessibility platform accessiBe has found that out of 10 million web pages it surveyed, 98% all pages fall short of compliance.

Because of this, disabled people are less likely to use technology and access the internet compared to those without disabilities. The disabled simply miss out on the benefits that the technology now provides. This has become even more of a concern as the coronavirus outbreak rampages throughout the globe. The pandemic has prompted governments to enforce lockdowns, forcing businesses and services to shift their operations online and people to stay at home more than ever. Imposed social distancing regulations have made life even more challenging for the disabled. With limited access to the internet, they risk becoming more isolated.

Fortunately, this important matter has not escaped forward-thinking ventures like accessiBe. The company looks to promote inclusion and wider web accessibility by making it easy for businesses and site owners to make their sites standards-compliant through artificial intelligence (AI).

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    Lisa Sicard

    5 months ago #

    Hi Erik, Thanks for sharing about this. I love seeing the AI involved in this one. That will make it easier to comply with our websites and hopefully not too costly.

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    Dana Gore

    5 months ago #

    Everyone should be able to peruse the web without difficulty. Good to see efforts in place to help people with disabilities access content as easily as possible. Thanks for sharing this :)

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    Joy Healey

    5 months ago #

    I was only saying today to a friend that in this Covid-19 lockdown I would have been totally isolated without my beloved Internet. So that gives me pause to think about how dreadful it would be for someone with a disability that meant they couldn't access website. Good job Accessibe is providing a route to ADA compliance!

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    Lorraine Reguly

    5 months ago #

    It is great that there is an easy solution for website owners whose sites are not accessible to those with disabilities. AccessiBe offers perfect solutions for them! The problem is getting those website owners to comply.

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    dhriya charls

    5 months ago #

    The information you have shared is very helpful. Thanks for sharing such quality information.

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    Ravi Chahar

    5 months ago #

    Hey Erik,

    Every now and then we learn about something related to inclusion and making a site to comply with the latest standards and rules. I think using AI can be a big help in this.
    Using a single line of JavaScript can do a lot.
    Thanks for letting us know.