The Journey to Website Accessibility: Compliance, Usability, and Social Responsibility
In a recent Fireside chat, Everflow’s own Idan Spund had the pleasure of discussing website accessibility with Dor Barak from UserWay, a software company specializing in simplifying accessibility, compliance and user experience for organizations, regardless of their size.
UserWay is working to enhance website performance and empower users with disabilities to access online content with ease. They offer innovative accessibility solutions and partner with over one million websites worldwide. With services such as audits, scanning, monitoring, legal support, document remediation, and fully managed accessibility services, UserWay can seamlessly integrate with any business or platform.
Many businesses are choosing UserWay because it addresses three crucial aspects of accessibility: compliance, usability, and social responsibility. By ensuring websites are compliant with accessibility laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the European Accessibility Act (EAA), companies can mitigate the risk of being sued for non-compliance.
However, merely complying with regulations isn't enough. Websites must also be usable. UserWay improves UI by making sites more accessible to users with disabilities, meeting the needs of millions of individuals around the world.
Accessibility is becoming more important in today's digital world as people want more inclusive and user-friendly online interfaces. It is estimated that nearly 98% of websites worldwide are not fully accessible, and there is a growing concern for businesses to address this issue, especially with the EAA enforcing accessibility standards across Europe by 2025.
To be successful, businesses should consider implementing accessibility features from the outset whenever they create new websites. Partnering with a full-service provider like UserWay can help businesses navigate the journey to website accessibility more smoothly. By choosing a comprehensive approach that involves audits, monitoring, and remediation, organizations can ensure their website accessibility is maintained and continuously updated as needed.
Remember, the journey to website accessibility is about compliance, usability, and social responsibility. Choosing a full-service provider like UserWay will help your organization enjoy the benefits of an accessible and user-friendly online presence, ultimately fostering loyalty and satisfaction among your users. To learn more about UserWay and their accessibility solutions, visit their website at www.userway.org.