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Posted March 31, 2016


Posted March 31, 2016

AudioEye Files for New Industry Leading Patents

Product Release in April

TUCSON, Ariz., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On March 18, 2016, AudioEye, Inc. (AEYE) (“AudioEye” or the “Company”) filed United States Patent Application Serial No. 15/074,818 entitled “Modular Systems and Methods for Selectively Enabling Cloud-Based Assistive Technologies” in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). “This patent filing reflects our ongoing commitment to investing in our technology. Significant technological advancements covered in this patent are also reflected in the latest version of our platform. Our goals are to be purposeful and inclusive, helping our customers to meet internationally accepted standards for web accessibility and enabling them to reach the broadest audience possible,” stated Sean Bradley, President and CTO of AudioEye.

In April, AudioEye will release an updated product (Ally+ Toolbar V3) incorporating many of the technical components outlined in the patent filing. 

Executive Summary of the Patent Filing

The “omnibus” patent application consists of 54 pages of specification including 41 claims, plus 13 drawing figures. In accordance with USPTO practice, AudioEye will now file multiple divisional applications, each focusing on a distinct invention (or group of related inventions) and claiming priority to the omnibus application. AudioEye expects to prosecute these applications into, approximately, six issued patents over the next two to three years.

Various embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for: i) crawling and scanning websites to detect compliance issues relating to web accessibility best practices and standards (which may include but are not limited to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines; ii) providing a developer portal for manually fixing compliance issues, including access to libraries of preconfigured blocks of example remediation code; iii) programmatically fixing compliance issues and otherwise enhancing the user experience for people with diverse abilities, in particular aging populations and individuals who have vision, hearing, motor, and intellectual disabilities, including those who are color blind, dyslexic, learning to read, and looking to maintain focus, or multi-task; iv) remediating and enhancing websites and other user interfaces by injecting JavaScript (or similarly functioning code) at the website server, where the JavaScript is configured to manipulate the web page DOM to provide an enhanced, customizable user experience commands, and a page elements menu module which allows a user to navigate through elements, including but not limited to headings, by dynamically inserting and extracting tab indices which function as page anchors; vi) using a secondary device to control a primary device in the context of assistive technologies; vii) selectively parsing a web page or other content to more efficiently perform text-to-speech conversion; viii) providing new or overriding existing alternative (alt) text, based on heuristics which may include known file paths and hyperlinks; ix) using artificial intelligence (AI) to provide alternative text for photographs, graphics, and videos and to provide audio descriptions of video content; x) periodically checking remediated code to determine if the remediation remains valid; xi) seamlessly integrating culturally appropriate voice fonts into text-to-speech (TTS) conversions based on contextual language tags; xii) using audio sprites to enhance TTS conversion for structured data; and xiii) persisting user interface preferences across diverse domains for individuals with disabilities; v) providing a modular suite of assistive technologies which may be independently or concurrently enabled, including a player module for converting text to audible speech, a reader module for manipulating font, contrast, and other visual attributes and for presenting a consistent, simplified and universally designed site and menu layout structure, a voice function to allow the user to interact with the content using voice.

About AudioEye

Incorporated in 2005, AudioEye provides enhanced web access and usability for its clients’ customers through AudioEye’s Ally™ platform. The Ally+ product allows AudioEye’s clients to reach more customers, build more brand loyalty, retain more customers and secure more repeat business.

AudioEye’s common stock trades on the OTCQB under the symbol “AEYE”. The Company maintains offices in Tucson and Atlanta.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements in this press release about AudioEye’s expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, prospects, financial condition, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical facts and are “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined under the federal securities laws. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “believe”, “anticipate”, “should”, “intend”, “plan”, “will”, “expects”, “estimates”, “projects”, “positioned”, “strategy”, “outlook” and similar words. You should read the statements that contain these types of words carefully. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from what is expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. There may be events in the future that AudioEye is not able to predict accurately or over which AudioEye has no control. Other risks are described more fully in AudioEye’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s analysis as of the date of this press release and AudioEye urges you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. AudioEye does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to such forward-looking statements to reflect events or uncertainties after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

For further information, please contact:

David Kovacs 
Strategic Consultant 
AudioEye, Inc. 
(866) 331-5324

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