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Teaming up With accessiBe for Site Accessibility  | Arctic Leaf

By: Arctic Leaf Team | Apr 6, 2021

Arctic Leaf is excited to announce that we have officially partnered with accessiBe - the ultimate website accessibility solution!

Since 2015, accessiBe has become a game-changer in web accessibility, by using AI and computer vision technologies to automate the process of web accessibility and ADA compliance. This significantly lowers the costs and time of web accessibility, making it achievable for all websites.

Both accessiBe and Arctic Leaf understand that ADA and WCAG compliance help make your website accessible to people with disabilities so they can view, navigate, consume, and interact with your website. This compliance opens up your website to millions of new users and ensures your brand is being socially responsible.

Understanding the importance of compliance is one of the reasons our team decided to partner with accessiBe to begin with. The accessiBe team brings a superior level of expertise and technology that helps ensure our clients are ADA and WCAG compliant. In addition, our clients will be protected from potential legal issues and able to provide their customers with equal access to their products and service offerings. 

In 2018, the Department of Justice officially affirmed that websites are considered places of public accommodations and must comply with Title III of the ADA. This means that any company that is offering information, products, or services online can be held accountable if they do not make their websites accessible. 

Beyond protecting you from potential legal issues, accessiBe provides automated 24/7 maintenance after installation, which ensures compliance at all times, unlike manual builds or retainer costs. Additionally, you don't have to compromise your website design in favor of accessibility, so you truly get the best of both worlds.

The accessiBe and Arctic Leaf partnership combines unique areas of expertise to fully understand where our clients stand within the levels of website accessibility. Once the website evaluation has been made, accessiBe can implement their automated solution to ensure your website is up to the WCAG and ADA standards.

While an AI tool can make your site accessible to many, we still recommend having the Arctic Leaf team help clean up the code. If you can make your site accessible to users right off the bat, they won’t have to rely on the AI interface to manipulate the content. Additionally, removing code errors can help to improve SEO and PageSpeed by adding additional keywords and reducing time the browser spends on trying to resolve broken code. Our team will look through your site, clean up any HTML errors, add ARIA attributes as needed, and ensure all clickable elements can be used with the keyboard.

No matter what direction you choose to take with making your website accessible, both the Arctic Leaf and accessiBe teams will be there for your company during the initial setup phase, and throughout the duration of your contract with us. If you would like to learn more about the importance of website accessibility, check out latest OnTap with Arctic Leaf series.

We are so happy to introduce this new partnership to our clients and put the power of accessiBe and Arctic Leaf to work for your ecommerce business. Please contact our Solutions Consultant, Chase Bowler at chase.bowler@arcticeleaf.io or (949) 377-1301 Ext. 172 if you’d like to review this new offering. You can also visit this page to learn more.