WEBSITE ADA COMPLIANCE
You may have heard of this term "ADA Compliance" over the past year. Specifically, it refers to the accessibility of websites for individuals with disabilities and is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act. When not coded properly, websites can be difficult or impossible to access by people that rely on assistive technologies to navigate the digital world. Websites must be designed and developed in a manner that accommodates users with diverse abilities - in a manner that focuses on user-first, universal design principles.
AUDIOEYE FOR THE WIN
The AudioEye solution aims to improve the usability of the web - providing everyone with an optimal, customizable, and fully inclusive digital experience, First and foremost, AudioEye technology helps ensure that your website is optimized to provide an accessible user experience by conforming to WCAG 2.0 Level AA. In addition, AudioEye includes a toolbar, which includes a suite of free assistive web personalization utilities that allow users to customize their experience.
WHAT TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE?
Starting in Q2 2019, DealerFire will start offering the AudioEye product. The website will support AudioEye's Ally Toolbar, which includes elements for users with vision, motor and/or intellectual (cognitive) disabilities. The toolbar contains tools like Help Desk, Trusted Certification, Reader, Player, Voice Recognition, Site Menu, Page Elements, and more.
Reliable support from accessibility experts. The Help Desk provides a form for end-users to report accessibility and usability related issues.
Show commitment to accessibility and inclusion. The AudioEye Certification illustrates your commitment to accessibility.
Listen to the content of a web page read aloud. The user can interact using their keyboard (instead of a mouse) and listen to web content read aloud.
DO I NEED TO BE ACCESSIBLE?
Accessibility has become a major concern for business owners, especially automotive. Over the past 12 months, there has been a substantial increase in lawsuits filed against dealership owners for websites lacking ADA specific elements. Investing in a proactive solution is the best way to reduce your risk and create a layer of protection. Making your website accessible via DealerFire and AudioEye is the best possible solution.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
We can get you setup within 24 hours. Our product includes all AudioEye accessibility tools for a low monthly fee. If you'd like to learn more about accessibility, and how it's applied on DealerFire websites, schedule a demo of our services.