Together with accessiBe, Black Label UK will now be able to offer a complete solution to help maintain WCAG compliance online, which is both affordable and easy to implement. As one of Black Label UK's main selling points their expert team of web developers will install the solution onto clients websites as part of the package.
In recent months, more consumers have been shopping online than ever before. Due to the recent pandemic we have also seen an increase in online education. Ensuring both virtual learning environments and eCommerce sites are fully accessible to people with disabilities is becoming increasingly important for educational institutions and retailers alike. Website accessibility can not only help protect online businesses legally, but it can also enhance the businesses' reputation and help to boost sales by enabling them to serve a larger demographic of shoppers that require additional assistance. The same can be said for educational institutions'; helping provide fully-accessible content to learners with a range of different disabilities that could otherwise be challenging to navigate.
"With more customers shopping online, our goal was to find a solution that allows our retail clients to comply, and continue to comply regardless of how many ongoing changes they make to their sites, without any additional effort on their part. accessiBe provides exactly that. The solution is easy to implement, it’s affordable and helps online retailers mitigate the risk of lawsuits. But most importantly, it enables our clients to provide a better online shopping
experience to those with disabilities."
Bradley Leivars, Creative Director, Black Label UK.
What is accessiBe?
accessiBe is a leading AI-powered web accessibility solution; helping to make websites accessible to people with disabilities, become WCAG and EAA/EN 301548 compliant, as well as other accessibility legislations. By utilising the power of AI automation, this solution reduces web development costs and time. Black Label UK stands by accessiBe when they say "this solution makes web accessibility achievable for all businesses" no matter what shape or size.
How Does The Technology Work?
This technology utilises two applications that work seamlessly together to achieve compliance. The interface is responsible for all of the UI and design-related adjustments that a use may need to make, while the AI-powered background processors handle the more complex requirements; optimising the content of a website for screen-readers and keyboard navigation.
The accessibility interface covers roughly 30% of the requirements which includes adjustments for readable fonts, sizing, spacing, colour contrasts, cursors, emphases and more. This technology is a game changer in UI design; allowing users to have the choice between accessibility profiles that have been pre-created based on testing with disabled testers, standalone adjustments, or both. The profile bundles together common accessibility combinations that address specific disabilities, such as visual impairments, epilepsy, or Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD).
The technology uses contextual understanding, OCR, and image recognition AI technologies to address the most complex of requirements needed for screen reader and keyboard navigation adjustments. Prior to accessiBe, these kind of adjustments could only be achieved manually, with long, complex, and costly development projects.
The AI automatically rescans a website every 24 hours after Black Label UK's initial instalment of the technology on their clients website. This ensures that all content across the site updates and the required adjustments are made to maintain the websites accessibility compliance.
Does it affect performance and UI design?
We are happy to state that this cutting edge technology will not change a thing for the majority of website users. It is only activated when turned on via the interface (or a screen-reader if the user is blind). This technology will not affect your website design, UI, or performance at all. The entire process is automated. Its also important to note that neither accessiBe or Black Label UK collect user data from this technology so we can ensure this will not affect your GDPR compliance.
I'm ready to make our website fully accessible and compliant
If you're ready to make a real difference and ensure your website can be accessed by all regardless of a disability they may have then please do get in touch. Black Label UK's expert team of website developers are on hand, ready to install this cutting-edge technology on to your site at no extra cost. Please get in touch with us using the contact page and we can bring you on board the journey to make websites across the world fully accessible. As an added bonus for choosing to purchase this software through Black Label UK we will also plant trees or donate against a carbon offset project - as promised in our Print A Tree ProjectTM.
🌲 5K trees by the end of 2021.