The Internet is one of the fastest and most significant technological developments in the modern era; however, have you ever wondered how people with disabilities access the Internet? Unfortunately, out of the total 350 million sites in the USA, only a meager 2% of them are accessible to people with disabilities. Approximately 20% of the total population in America with disabilities, meaning one out of five people in the nation cannot use the Internet.
How does an AI-empowered accessibility overlay help people with disabilities?
In the USA, both physical and digital accessibility is a civil right for every person. Businesses must ensure their sites are accessible for every user under Section 508 of The Rehabilitation Act and Title III of The Americans with Disabilities Act. Section 508 includes contractors and federal agencies, whereas Title III covers private businesses. Section 508 safeguards people with disabilities from any sort of discrimination in non-physical areas, like the Internet.
There is a rise in ADA lawsuits against inaccessible business sites in America today. Businesses find it challenging to keep their sites up-to-date, let alone make it accessible as fresh content flows in regularly.
In the past, companies depended upon app plugins and web developers to make their sites accessible. This meant dishing out thousands of dollars, along with site maintenance costs for its compliance. Here, business owners have to be proactive in making the correct investments so that their sites are ADA-compliant and they can invest in their maintenance.
The automated solution is both fast and convenient
This is where the AI-infused accessibility overlay steps in to help. It is an automated solution that sites bank on forgetting the accessibility they need to give to the user. Companies bank on artificial intelligence to scan client sites daily. They look for new content and make the necessary adjustments for accessibility. The time is short, and vulnerability towards lawsuits reduces.
Besides the above, the overlay covers a large range of disabilities listed in the ADA guidelines. They include dyslexia, cognition disabilities, and ADHD. The AI-enabled overlay has helped many companies to expand and grow. It is a winner in every way, and companies using it are satisfied at the same time.
The AI-empowered overlay is indeed a game-changer in the field, even among people with disabilities with different needs. It allows people with disabilities to personalize their experience when navigating a site. Their personal needs are catered to successfully.
Enjoy captioning services for audio and video files
The AI-empowered accessibility overlay comes with captioning services as well. They can be used for any video or audio on the site. This approach complies with WCAG 2.1 Level AA, and it also anticipates any sort of changes that come along with WCAG 3.0.
Companies should understand the different sorts of disabilities present and the type of changes required to cater to them. Remember, if you are a business owner, note that you will never find a “one-size” fits all accessibility to be a solution to every issue on the site.