accessiBe: What is it and how can it help your business?

a visual representation of accessiBe's accessWidget

Article sponsored by accessiBe

Web accessibility is becoming a more common practice among businesses of all sizes because of the immense benefits it provides. Integrating web accessibility practices into your business strategy means opening your website to 16% of the global population that lives with a disability by eliminating any digital barriers that make its user experience hard to use. Companies like accessiBe exist to help address these barriers and make websites inclusive to all.

What is accessiBe?

accessiBe offers an ecosystem of web accessibility solutions, catering to businesses of every size and industry. The company provides AI-powered solutions to help businesses, regardless of their size and budget, create an accessible website and maintain it for the long run. acccessiBe’s mission is to enable businesses to participate in global inclusion efforts to make the internet a more accessible space.

Making the internet accessible means that everyone, with and without disabilities, can enjoy the world’s greatest resource. Plus, it’s a huge win-win for both businesses and the disability communities that use accessibility solutions. Businesses can welcome a new audience to engage with and purchase their products and services, and people with disabilities are empowered to participate in online activities, buying opportunities, and interactions.

What are the benefits of using accessiBe’s accessWidget for website owners?

The business benefits of web accessibility are plenty; through the increase of website accessibility, businesses can achieve the following:

  • Improve organic reach: Not only will businesses widen their customer base to a new demographic, but their website will rank higher on search engines and experience increased visibility because of the enhanced SEO web accessibility drives. This will drive more traffic to a website.
  • Improve the user experience: A clean user experience, as a result of web accessibility, will offer users with disabilities consistent page headers and structure, making navigation easier. The easier it is to navigate a website, it’s more likely that conversion rates will lift and bounce rates will drop.
  • Help Comply with accessibility laws: Owning and operating an accessible website means that your business will mitigate legal risk and potentially save valuable time and money that could be spent on lawsuits. To do this, businesses can rely on AI-powered tools such as accessiBe’s to reach WCAG and ADA requirements.
  • Help with taxes: For businesses who invest in web accessibility, a tax credit of up to $5,000 is available. The tax credit can be received annually for those who qualify and can be spent on further web accessibility practices.

How can accessWidget help people with disabilities?

accessWidget provides countless combinations of adjustments in its interface that are designed to go beyond WCAG 2.1 AA standards and the background AI application of the solution ensures the compatibility of screen readers and keyboard navigation. The adjustments that can be made by the user with a disability include:

  • Easily navigate websites: The cleaner user experience removes content and design overload and clearly structures headers and page structure, while also enabling a “quick skip” to main content and other areas or those using keyboard navigation.
  • Improved access to content: The interface has 16 languages built-in to allow users to change the content to the language they are comfortable with, and ALT tag creation using image recognition technology ensures that those with screen readers have more context behind content and can enjoy it thoroughly.
  • Easier access to forms and applications: acceWidget makes forms and applications more readily accessible and usable by utilizing label-matching and error-handling techniques.

How can you get started with accessWidget?

Signing up with accessiBe is simple! Your business can sign up for a free, 7-day trial just by opening an account and moving through the 5-minute installation process.

All you need to do is add the installation code to your business’s website, which can be found in the client dashboard, and then wait for accessWidget to appear on your website. Then, it starts scanning and analyzing your website and fixes inaccessible code. Every 24 hours, the AI scans for updated and newly-added content to make it accessible.

Using accessWidget to ensure your website is accessible

accessiBe is a game-changer in web accessibility and is dedicated to simplifying and streamlining the process of becoming accessible and compliant. Businesses can trust that accessWidget, through its use of AI, machine learning, and computer vision, will help them make their website inclusive to all. Used by over a million users with disabilities already and hundreds of thousands of websites every month, businesses can join global inclusion efforts and reap the benefits of web accessibility.