For everyone to get the most out of what a website can offer, it needs to be accessible at all times. Here at edirect, we have technology that allows individuals with disabilities to tailor any website to their specific needs. With the internet being such a prevalent figure in our daily routine, it is unfair that 15% of the population are cut off from being able to access the digital globe.

We aim to solve this problem by using fully automated web accessibility technology that opens doors for disabled individuals. Everything is in compliance with the WCAG 2.1 and it contains more than 50 features, which allows individuals to tailor the function of any website they access.

becoming fully accessible

Websites are built on a daily basis, but not everyone can access every single feature included on the pages. This can be particularly frustrating for individuals with disabilities, but here at edirect, we have the only solution that provides full accessibility compliance at all times. Websites will lose this compliance after their first update, and eventually there will be sections of the site that are inaccessible.

‘Accessibility gaps’ occur when websites undergo modifications or updates as the alterations do not undergo accessibility adjustments. These gaps will multiply at a rapid rate any time maintenance is carried out on the site. So in 6 to 12 months, your website could lose its level of compliance entirely.
Our solution eliminates this problem by using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies to scan, analyse and decipher your pages. This process occurs every 48 hours, so if you make any updates or modifications, your site will remain accessible. What’s more, the technologies we possess are the first to ever be produced worldwide.

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how does it work?

For full accessibility, there is a process that needs to be carried out. The advanced technologies and artificial intelligence do all the work, in just a few simple steps. Below, we have broken down the process of how a website can become fully compliant.

• A Single Line Of JS Code is Installed
• Website Adopts Our Accessibility Interface
• The AI Begins Scanning And Gathers Analysis On Your Website
• The Scanning And Analysis Process Takes 48 Hours To Complete
• The AI Then Re-Scans For New And Updated Content To Process Every 24 Hours

accessibility for the blind

We use artificial intelligence and image recognition technologies to optimise websites for screen readers. Having gained an understanding of the website’s structure, elements, forms and pages, our technology will make it compliant. Not only that, but visually impaired users will be provided with alternative text descriptions to images thanks to the use of OCR and IRIS technologies.

accessibility for the motor impaired

Individuals that suffer from Parkinson’s or have any other form of motor impairment or amputation are unable to use a mouse properly. Instead, they use certain keys on a keyboard, but with our technology, these individuals will be able to navigate around a website using the TAB key solely. Dropdown menus, forms and popups will all be accessible using this key.

accessibility for the elderly and individuals with cognitive impairment

For those who find it difficult to understand certain language styles or phrases, we can provide them with a built-in dictionary. Whenever they access a website, they will have the option to see a full description of the word used. With this handy tool, there will be no need to check the word using an external website.

accessibility for individuals with epilepsy

Flashing banners are regularly used on websites as a way of promoting their goods, services and any offers. However, individuals that have epilepsy could suffer seizures by looking at these pages. For anyone that has this condition, they need to stay away from bright lights or animations that flicker or blink.

With our technology, individuals will be able to stop all animations on a website with one click. So, all videos, GIFs, JS, CSS and more, will be disabled on every website accessed should this option be chosen.

accessibility for the visually impaired

Cataracts, glaucoma and other visual impairments can trigger painful headaches for individuals looking through websites. People with colour blindness may not be able to read the buttons properly, while others may struggle to read through a text if it appears blurry. #

Our solution is to allow individuals to adjust the type and size of fonts used, as well as switch the colours and contrast. They will also be able to add spacing in between words and letters or remove the spacing if necessary.

“All of our web designs are built to work across all devices.”

find out more

To learn more about our fully automated web accessibility technology, get in contact with our team here at edirect. By calling 01202 798777, we can talk you through our methods and how it will benefit your website. We can help you reach more individuals on a global basis.

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