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Is web accessibility needed?

Posted by Equalweb on Jun 28, 2021 8:12:58 AM

Technology has become an integral part of our lives, especially in the post-Covid-19 era. The internet has revolutionized communications; it is essential in our daily lives as a source of information, services, education, and networking.

Statistics show that there are about 4.66 billion people who use the internet daily. Out of these, there are about a billion people, who experience some form of disability. 

There are many different kinds of persons with disabilities (PWD), including physical, sensory, hearing, mental health, developmental, and learning. Disabilities can be visible or non-visible. Any degree of physical disability, infirmity, malformation, or disfigurement that is caused by bodily injury, birth defect, or illness and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, a brain injury, any degree of paralysis, amputation, lack of physical coordination, blindness or visual impediment, deafness or hearing impediment, muteness or speech impediment, or physical reliance on a guide dog or other animal or on a wheelchair or other remedial piece of equipment or device.

People with disabilities can’t access web content if it does not meet the accessibility principles. These users are missing the possibilities that come with technology. However, digital accessibility allows everyone, including people with disabilities, to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the internet.

With EqualWeb's automated AI-powered solution, users can easily adjust their requirements depending on screen reader adjustments, keyboard navigation blinks blocking, voice commands, free monitor scan, OCR, feedback forms, or security updates, to name a few.


How will being accessible help your business?

1. Drive Innovation: Accessibility features in products and services often solve unexpected problems.

2. Enhance Your Brand: Diversity and inclusion efforts help businesses succeed in becoming a well-integrated accessibility brand.

3. Extend Market Reach: The global market of people with disabilities is over 1 billion people with a spending power of more than $6 trillion. Accessibility improves the online experience for all users. You must always be aware that neglecting your website`s accessibility means depriving your organization of millions of potential visitors, which counts for 15% and 20% of the population because suffering from visual, hearing, or motor handicaps and other disabilities. By improving your website`s accessibility with Equalweb, you will reach a wider audience and increase your website`s traffic.

4. Minimize Legal Risk: Many countries have laws requiring digital accessibility, and the issue is of increased legal concern.

If you need help with making your website or app more accessible, get in touch with us and discover how accessible you are for free. Our solution is designed so that everyone fully interacts with your website and its digital content. If you want us to help you increase your revenue and comply with the existing regulations, do not hesitate to contact us. 

Topics: Web Accessibility, disability, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Accessibility, Disabled, Internet

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