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Business owners carry a responsibility to make their websites accessible to all users.

It’s a matter of altruism -- accessibility is the obvious moral position -- but it’s also a matter of legality.

Now is the time for public and private platforms to adapt, and the power of AI can help make that process easier than ever.

Here are three takeaways from sitting down with accessiBe CEO Shir Ekerling.

  • JH

    Joy Healey

    8 months ago #

    It's easy - but very wrong - to forget that the disabled need to consider accessibility of websites to users with disabilities. And reading this article there are problems way beyond visual impairment to consider.
    As a small business owner I was concerned that this would be completely unaffordable to me. However, it's a relief to find that accessiBe's AI-powered solution is a much more affordable way of achieving disability compliance than I would have guessed.
    Great share, thanks, Erik.

    • EE

      Erik Emanuelli

      8 months ago #

      You're right, Joy.
      Even for small business owners, ensuring access to disabled is always an obligation.

  • CS

    Chery Schmidt

    8 months ago #

    Good Morning Eric! Geez I had no idea we could be exposed to potential lawsuits because our websites are not compliant with accessibility laws!! But good thing for Ekerling and the team at accessiBe who have developed an AI-powered solution to help us get in compliance. I will be sure to look into this one more. Thanks for sharing. Chery :))

  • DG

    Dana Gore

    8 months ago #

    Thanks for sharing this. Everyone ought to be able to have access to content. I have noticed places like Udemy and Youtube make it easier to transcribe audio and I so appreciate that for my own content. I look forward to seeing the other possibilities out there as well.

  • WB

    william burgess

    8 months ago #

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!

  • LR

    Lorraine Reguly

    8 months ago #

    I didn't realize how many different kinds of things are classified as disabilities.

    However, I was a bit disappointed that the article didn't explicitly state HOW artificial intelligence can help make websites more accessible.

  • VN

    Vu Ninh

    8 months ago #

    I have the same thought as you, thanks

  • LS

    Lisa Sicard

    8 months ago #

    Hi Erik, I'm glad to see there are less expensive ways for small businesses to make their websites compliant and that those with disabilities will be able to access websites easier as well. Thanks for the share on this! Going from $15,000 to $500 is a huge difference for businesses to accomplish this.

  • RC

    Ravi Chahar

    8 months ago #

    Hey Erik!

    It's good to know that companies are focusing on making their platforms/websites available for everyone including people with disabilities. It's vital to understand that everyone deserves to be treated equally.
    I am sure; AI can bring a revolutionary change.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Have a great day!