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accessiBe’s AI is responsible for handling the more complex accessibility adjustments such as screen-reader optimization and keyboard navigation. The automated nature allows for these backend adjustments to be done efficiently, affordably, and within reasonable timeframes.
Website visuals are common and universal, making it simple for a sighted user to follow the flow of a site. As long as the layout makes sense, we don't care how a website is coded.
accessWidget's AI applies the same "thinking" process while analyzing a site. It visually matches elements and behaviors to millions of past encounters to learn from context what elements actually do and their purpose on the page.
Then all the necessary code adjustments are implemented to reflect blind people using screen readers precisely what’s on the screen and the purpose of every element, exactly as it was intended originally.
accessWidget scans all images on the site. Whenever alternative text (Alt attributes) is missing, it will extract the embedded text using OCR and learn the objects that comprise the image using IRIS technology.
Then, accessWidget will automatically provide accurate and elaborate alternative text to these images. When a blind user enters a site, their screen reader will rely on these descriptions to communicate what is on the page.
Maintaining compliance is equally as important as achieving it in the first place. That’s because websites are dynamic and are constantly undergoing updates such as content updates, browser changes, optimization with performance tools, etc. These changes can compromise compliance, and compliance could be completely broken in just a few updates.
accessWidget’s AI re-scans every page of every site at a minimum rate of once every 24 hours, ensuring new updates are being remediated for compliance immediately.
accessiBe’s CEO explains how it works down to the code level!
Elements that exist on almost every website are sometimes the most challenging to make accessible. Learn how our AI fixes them!
accessWidget moves the focus, enables dismissal with Esc key and tag for screen-readers
accessWidget identifies and interprets menus to screen readers and allows navigation with arrow keys
accessWidget enables keyboard navigation and locks up navigation focus for users who can’t use a mouse
Announce field requirements and validations, and identify both error messages and successes
accessWidget identifies, labels, and fixes empty or insufficient link text
accessWidget uses contextual understanding to identify the purpose of icons and tag accordingly
Icons don’t have specific guidelines because “ICON” tags or elements don’t exist. The purpose of an icon (usually as a link or button) is to symbolize a universally recognizable action to a user. Since this is based on visual recognition of a symbol, accessWidget automatically includes a description of the purpose or action of the icon for users who can’t see or recognize it.
accessWidget provides elaborate and accurate alternative text to all images including embedded text as well as objects
Images must have an Alt attribute to describe what’s in the image to users who cannot see properly or at all. accessiBe uses image recognition technology to not only pull out text and object descriptions but also describe the essence of the image.
For example, an image of people playing on the beach accompanied by text that says “30% off bathing suits” will automatically receive alternative text describing all of these elements which a screen reader will relay to the user.
Identify text and link elements that behave as buttons to enable keyboard operation