accessiBe

Making websites accessible to people with disabilities

A website isn’t accessible to people with disabilities by default.
accessiBe uses AI and automation to make the process of web accessibility effortless, immediate, and affordable. With accessiBe, anyone can access, browse, and interact with your site.
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Thomas Mester
Freelance
If your business is accessibility, make your site 100% accessible. - You have duplicate IDs - The carousel is not accessible - Contrast problems - At some place the heading hierarchy is wrong - ...
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Shir Ekerling
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CEO @ accessiBe
@hotgeart Hi Thomas, this is a classic case of testing accessiBe without an actual screen-reader or by navigating the keyboard. accessiBe modifies the session on the fly, while users interact with it. You can't just test the source code, it doesn't work like that. Happy to set you up on a demo :)
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Thomas Mester
Freelance
@shir_ekerling1 I don't need to open NDA to know the titles will be miss leading. For the keyboard navigation I did, if you want examples: your main menu. When you press tab you need to focus on the first item if i press tab again I need to go to the next focusable item other than the menu items. If I want to go in the rest of the menu items I need to use the arrows keys and space/enter to open the submenus bonus if I can do to the first element with HOME and last with END key. Your carrousel: the controls need to be the FIRST focusable items, also same for the menu (tab ->next focusable element outside of the carrousel). But hey WTF do I know? I only do websites for the federal gouvernement of Belgium and some EU institutions. Those sites are checked and validated by two org. But yeah I do rookie mistake, like just checking the source code 🤷‍♂️.
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Shir Ekerling
Maker
CEO @ accessiBe
@hotgeart Funny thing is, this is exactly how accessiBe works. On our site, and all other sites using accessiBe. It just comes to show that you haven't even attempted to navigate the site using the keyboard. And that's a shame. Again, I'm more than happy to set up a Zoom session and personally walk you through how accessiBe works and show you everything live. I'm more than happy and open to receiving feedback or even criticism but not in the form of trolism like some of you do here, that won't help. Not you, and not us. BTW - we have hundreds of government websites, law bars and state attorneys. Believe me, they all have tested accessiBe thoroughly.
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Eddie RodriguezI make balloons @ Google [X]
@shir_ekerling1 I'd love to take you up on a Zoom session. I'm a grad student researcher at Cornell just starting on work involving making tech and the internet accessible to people of all abilities.
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Gal Vizel
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CMO & Co-Founder @ accessiBe
Hi everyone I’m thrilled to share accessiBe with you today! Before my co-founders and I started accessiBe, the only way to make a website accessible was through tedious and expensive manual code development. This made website owners reluctant to start and left people with disabilities shut off from the digital world. accessiBe uses AI and automation to make any website fully accessible and compliant with legislation. You just implement one line of code, accessiBe does the rest. With such a simple and effective solution, website owners don’t have to think twice before opening their sites to people with disabilities. But giving people with disabilities access to the Internet isn’t just about making their lives better, it’s about improving the lives of everyone. Access to the Internet encourages the spread of knowledge, creativity, and contribution to society. By ensuring that people with disabilities have access to the web, we’re not only granting them basic rights but we’re granting ourselves a more progressive society. Thank you for joining us on this journey, let us know what you think!
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Peter Thaleikis
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Eric EggertWeb Accessibility Specialist
This product will not fix your web accessibility. It is a band-aid on a broken leg. Automated accessibility scanners can only find about 30% of accessibility issues. The rest needs a human to review and suggest solutions. You need to provide machine-readable information so that users of assistive technologies, like screen readers, can interpret websites correctly. This product duplicates functionality users already have and guesses fixes. It is not sustainable change but accessibility lip service. See this blog post for more information: https://adrianroselli.com/2020/0...
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David GrossMarketing Polymath. Co-Founder @anchorww
@yatil you are the expert...though Rome wasn't built in a day. I would imagine that the efficiency of machine learning is what makes this service affordable and scalable. I would assume that over time the service will improve. Just bringing awareness that accessibility is a challenge for many people and there are solutions out there is a positive.
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Eric EggertWeb Accessibility Specialist
@leadoneer The issue here is that some changes that would need to be done are impossible for a computer – even with AI – to figure out. What was the intention of the text? If I find a bold large text, is that a sub heading of the prior heading or a heading of the same level? There are things that can be automatically fixed, but this product expects users to go into a special mode, which they need to find and access.
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Gail GardnerSmall Business Marketing Strategist
@leadoneer @yatil That issue was addressed in another reply up above for mobile devices. It is my understanding that it recognizes screen readers and welcomes the user audibly with options. And as soon as someone uses the tab to navigate, it automatically activates keyboard navigation.
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Eric EggertWeb Accessibility Specialist
@leadoneer @growmap Yes. On an accessible site that is not necessary. What if you’re on a train and your JavaScript does not load? What if you don’t want to be tracked by external trackers. Everything that the tool does can be built-in first party. And not missing 70% of critical issues.
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Gail GardnerSmall Business Marketing Strategist
@leadoneer @yatil I don't think anyone would argue that building the site 100% accessible in the first place or having it optimized to that level is an excellent goal. But that is a major project and there are more sites that need it done than experts to do it. So why not utilize this first and then work on manually making improvements, too? They aren't mutually exclusive, right?
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This is a piece of crap. Accessibility cannot be fully realized with a bolt-on script. Only about 30% of accessibility issues can be detected and address through automation. That leaves 70% of your site's accessibility issues left uncovered. You need to test your site with people who use assistive technologies and various abilities. You can't code your way out of this.
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Shir Ekerling
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CEO @ accessiBe
@racheleditullio Hi Rachel, I'm more than happy to set up a Zoom meeting with you and discuss your concerns. I'm positive that you'll be surprised :)
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Gal Dubinski
Co-Founder at Poptin, Prospero & Premio
amazing product, keep it up guys!
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@galdubinski Thanks :)
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Shir Ekerling
Maker
CEO @ accessiBe
@galdubinski @yan_yanko Thanks Gal, appreciate it!
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