Why should I choose Allyable for my organization’s website?
First, let us applaud you for choosing to build or update your website and other digital assets to be fully inclusive for all potential users, including the 1.85 billion people worldwide who live with disabilities. With 98% of existing websites out of compliance with accessibility regulations (ADA and WCAG 2.1+ standards), using our AllyAble360 solution to develop assets with accessibility in mind will vault you head and shoulders above most others in your industry.
There are numerous reasons your online assets need to be compliant: to make your products/services available to more people; to follow the law and avoid potential litigation; to increase your sales, and even to enhance your SEO performance and web page traffic. See Compliance FAQs for more details.
But why select our platform in particular? Allyable is all about doing well by doing right. Our company was co-founded by a successful business leader who experienced adult-onset hearing loss at the height of his career, which ignited a passion to make digital assets accessible to ALL people—especially those with disabilities, who are often overlooked by many online marketers. This purpose-fueled mission has driven us to develop the most complete, fastest, and simplest solution on the market, while remaining affordable for everyone from sole practitioners and small businesses to multinational corporations.
Our unique, revolutionary platform consists of several components that work together to provide a highly effective, technology-based approach to digital accessibility that incorporates artificial intelligence, machine learning, and image processing. This gives you a fast, easy solution for superior auditing, immediate remediation, continuous compliance, and built-in accessibility for existing digital content and assets in development—all in one place—saving you significant time and money.
The innovative digital accessibility platform developed by our team is far more effective than anything available on the market today. Yet it requires no special training, coding, or expensive consultation services to deploy—so anyone can design and maintain digital assets with accessibility in mind.
How does Allyable compare to competitive solutions?
Allyable is the only completely SaaS, AI product-based solution that addresses every accessibility need in one system. Unlike other tools on the market, our revolutionary software platform provides a comprehensive, “one-stop-shop,” full-service product suite that covers your compliance needs from A to Z. Most competitors only offer partial solutions, such as plug-ins, widgets, or menu overlays, and/or expensive, hands-on remediation and maintenance services that cut into your bottom line.
AllyAble360’s 5 modules can be combined in several ways to provide a customized accessibility solution for your organization’s needs. Available functions include superior scanning and auditing, automated remediation, WCAG-based compliance wizards, development tools, a user-centric toolbar menu, and more. Our tools are affordable, simple to install, and easy to use; some requiring only a single, secure line of code.
Our innovative digital accessibility platform is far more comprehensive and effective than anything available on the market today. Yet it requires no special training, coding or expensive consultation services to deploy—so anyone can design and maintain digital assets with accessibility in mind.
Does Allyable provide a secure digital environment?
Allyable is committed to keeping our clients’ valuable data 100% secure, confidential, and private, on the internet and around the globe.
Our products fully comply with ISO 27001 certification. This designation means we meet rigorous requirements for data security. An independent accreditation body audits our people, processes, and technology to ensure that we manage information security according to international best practices.
Allyable adheres to both the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the State of California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) guidelines for online privacy compliance. The data protection measures we have incorporated into our systems, processes, and organizational measures represent the most up-to-date standards to protect private consumer information.
How does Allyable resolve accessibility compliance?
- We provide superior scanning using AI technology that scans each visited page and asset by every end-user, together with machine learning and image processing.
- Our accessibility engine runs on the client-side 24/7 and monitors the DOM while end-users are using the digital assets, to identify both static and dynamic content.
- Most common violations can be identified and auto-fixed when the virtual layer is applied on the customer’s website, depending on the complexity of your digital assets.
- We educate customers by providing: simple wizards and code editors for manual remediation with all required information on specific violations; references to guidelines for better understanding; and instructions on how to address each type of violation.
- Our system integrates with all known browsers on the market.
Are lawsuits possible after implementing Allyable’s software?
With only 1-2% of the world’s websites following WCAG compliance standards, digital accessibility challenges continue to rise, with an ever-increasing number of violation lawsuits being filed. In both 2019 and 2020, an average of 11,000 ADA Title III lawsuits were filed in the United States. Individuals, advocacy groups, and other organizations representing the interests of people with disabilities frequently file complaints against businesses and other organizations that fail to provide equal access to people with disabilities.
Without taking any remediation measures, you could face a lawsuit if someone with a disability claims they aren’t able to access your website and other digital assets. The costs of these complaints head towards thousands or even millions of dollars and may involve significant legal fees, a possible settlement, a potential public relations issue for your brand, and the cost of rebuilding your website so that it complies with the ADA, WCAG, or other accessibility standards.
The good news is if your organization receives a complaint and you can prove that you are actively working on making your website accessible, you’re likely to face less severe consequences than you would normally. So, starting with Allyable today and developing with accessibility in mind could protect you from more serious legal actions.
What would it cost to make our website accessible?
Does Allyable’s software automatically handle all of the remediations or will we need to manually correct issues as well?
Most common compliance violations can be identified and auto-fixed when the virtual layer is applied on the customer’s website, depending on the complexity of your digital assets. However, some errors need to be remediated manually. Allyable provides simple wizards and code editors for remediation with all required information on specific violations, along with references to guidelines for better understanding, and clear instructions on how to address each type of violation.
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Everything You Need to Know About Accessibility Compliance
Why should we make our website and digital assets accessible? What are the benefits?
The most important reason to come into compliance with ADA guidelines or global WCAG accessibility standards is to remove all barriers that exclude people with disabilities from experiencing your content the way it was meant to be. Because of that, many countries have now created laws that require equal access to websites and digital assets, to even the playing field. Beyond that, however, there are numerous surprising benefits for organizations that develop with accessibility in mind:
- Increased Sales – The 1.85 billion people with disabilities worldwide (61 million in the U.S.) influence a whopping $13 trillion in discretionary spending each year ($1 trillion in the U.S.). By removing accessibility barriers to your digital assets, you may naturally capture more of this huge consumer market with a corresponding rise in revenues.
- Improved Online Performance – WCAG compliance will boost your web pages’ SEO and overall results. Google, the #1 browser, ranks websites with accessibility features higher in its organic search, leading to more exposure and traffic.
Enhanced User Experience – Research has shown that providing universally accessible digital assets and user interfaces positively impacts ALL users, not only those with disabilities. This means visitors remain longer and bounces decrease accordingly.
- Competitive Advant Age – With barely 2–5% of current websites meeting accessibility compliance standards, any organization who adheres to the WCAG standards will stand head and shoulders above their competitors, in any industry.
- Legal Protection – Addressing WCAG compliance issues—whether by remediating violations in your existing assets or by building new assets with accessibility in mind from the ground up—reduces your risk and liability for potential lawsuits.
Allyable’s 360° accessibility platform is the most effective and complete solution on the market, allowing you to remediate the full range of compliance violations in existing content while designing future digital assets with accessibility in mind.
Is it required by law to make our website accessible?
Most likely. However, that depends on where you are based and in which countries you conduct online business. In the U.S., websites and digital assets must conform to ADA, Section 508, and CVAA regulations. Canada, Israel, Japan, India, Australia, the U.K., and all European Union members also have laws in place based on WCAG standards, along with many other countries.
Allyable is guided by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), a set of global internet standards developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), requiring digital assets to be built to certain specifications to meet accessibility compliance, mainly for users with disabilities. WCAG is enforced by many countries, including the United States (Section 508), Israel (IS5568), and members of the European Union (EN 301.549), to name a few. Our team constantly ensures that our technology always complies with the latest standards, allowing you to design with accessibility in mind.
Is it required to make my intranet accessible?
What is WCAG?
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are internationally adopted standards developed and published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), in collaboration with individuals, governments, and organizations around the globe. The goal of these recommendations is to provide a single shared standard to make internet content and digital assets more accessible, primarily for people with disabilities that impact their online experience. The basis of these guidelines is four principles which form the acronym “POUR:” Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust.
WCAG is enforced by many countries, including the United States (Section 508), Israel (IS5568), and members of the European Union (En.301.549), to name a few. These guidelines are regularly updated; at this time, the current standard is WCAG 2.1, but WCAG 2.2 and WCAG 3.0 are in the works and should be updated soon. Currently, Allyable’s platform is based on WCAG 2.1+ and our team ensures that our technology is always up to the latest standards.
What is ADA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a United States civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities with regard to public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.
What is Section 508?
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. § 794d), as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-220), refers to a law that requires United States agencies to make all of their information technology and related equipment accessible for everyone—regardless of whether or not they work for the federal government. Essentially, this means federal agencies (including their contractors and vendors) and any organizations receiving federal funding must develop, procure, maintain and use information and communications technology (ICT) that is accessible to people with disabilities. ICT is any equipment or system that is used to create, convert, duplicate or access information and data.
What is AODA?
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) applies to all public and private organizations who do business in Ontario, Canada, requiring websites and apps to be accessible by 2021. Recognizing the history of discrimination against persons with disabilities in Ontario, the purpose of this Act is to benefit all Ontarians by:
- Developing, implementing, and enforcing accessibility standards in order to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities with respect to goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures, and premises on or before January 1, 2025.
- Providing for the involvement of persons with disabilities, the Government of Ontario, and representatives of various industries and economic sectors in the development of the accessibility standards.
What is EN 301549?
What is VPAT?
A Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT™) is a document that explains how information and communication technology (ICT) products such as software, hardware, electronic content, and support documentation conform to the WCAG and Section 508 standards for IT accessibility. This template is used to help federal agency contracting officials and government buyers draft an Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR) to assess ICT for accessibility when doing market research and evaluating proposals.
Is an accessibility toolbar enough to meet compliance?
No. Although a valuable part of any overall accessibility program, a toolbar, widget, or browser overlay on its own does not provide a comprehensive solution for your organization’s compliance needs.
The AllyAble360 platform provides the most comprehensive digital accessibility solution available, based on our revolutionary, multi-pronged approach. Our modular tools combine artificial intelligence with machine learning, image processing, and other advanced technology that lets organizations easily and quickly identify and remediate compliance errors while developing new assets with accessibility in mind from the ground up.
Will we meet all accessibility requirements with Allyable?
Allyable’s team is guided by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), a set of global internet standards developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), requiring digital assets to be built to certain specifications in order to meet accessibility compliance, mainly for users with disabilities. WCAG is enforced by many countries, including the United States (Section 508), Israel (IS5568), and members of the European Union (EN 301.549), to name a few. These guidelines are regularly updated; at this time, WCAG 2.2 and WCAG 3.0 are in the process of establishment.
Our platform is based upon WCAG 2.1+ and our team constantly ensures that Allyable’s technology is always up to the latest standards. This ensures that clients will be able to identify and remediate the full range of compliance violations in existing content, while designing future digital assets with accessibility in mind.
Answers About Partnering with Allyable
How do I become an Allyable partner?
We are actively seeking partners who build digital assets and are looking to make them accessible while becoming an accessibility expert for their own clients. Our Partnership Program fits perfectly into any business model, including marketing firms, consultants, IT companies, software providers, SEO specialists, digital experts, VARs and creative freelancers, to name a few.
By partnering with Allyable, you can offer your clients a simpler, more cost-effective approach to long-term compliance with international web accessibility standards. We provide three different tiers of partnership—Reseller, Referral, and OEM.
Visit our Partnership page to determine which level is right for you.
What are the benefits of becoming a partner?
Allyable’s Partner Network allows your business to become a digital accessibility expert in no time, to provide remediation solutions and services for your customers. As a partner, you can simplify the complexity of digital accessibility compliance through our innovative platform and tools, so you can help your customers make their digital assets accessible. The Allyable Partner Network also provides opportunities to build a new, sustainable revenue engine and increase your bottom line by earning commissions, discounts, and more.
- Earn additional profits through a recurring income stream
- Wide market appeal, from small businesses to global corporations
- Choose to be as hands-on or hands-off as you prefer
- Work with a dedicated Allyable Partner Manager
As an Allyable partner, would I receive any special discounts?
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