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What is the Ally Toolbar?

The AudioEye Web Personalization Tools, or Ally Toolbar, allows organizations to provide their site visitors with a fully customizable user experience that is tailored to their individual needs, regardless of their device type, language preference, or preferred method of access. This goes beyond accessibility to enhance usability and inclusivity for the largest audience possible.

Complying with Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 is about fixing digital experiences for end-users leveraging their own assistive technology. While this addresses an important need, and should be the focus of any organization, a much larger demographic of users (many of whom do not self-identify – or report – themselves as having a disability or impairment) may benefit from the availability of free user-friendly tools that allow them to customize and optimize their digital experience.

The World Health Organization estimates that between 15% – 20% of the world’s population is disabled. This means more than 1 billion people worldwide are impeded from equal access to digital content. The Ally Toolbar addresses the needs of people including those with low vision, dyslexia, color blindness, and a range of vision, auditory, mobility and cognitive disabilities.

Man in Blue 

The internationally recognized accessibility icon, “The Man In Blue,” marks the entrance to the Ally Toolbar on client sites. Click on the icon on the bottom right corner of this page to navigate the toolbar, or watch our Man in Blue video to see our usability tools in action.   

The Ally Toolbar includes:

  • Help Desk: a means by which end users can submit to AudioEye any accessibility or usability-related issues on the site.
  • Reader: enabling end users to easily customize the visual display of the page based on their preferences to more effectively read and consume information. Users can do things like adjust the font to their liking or adjust the color contrast.  
  • Voice: An industry first, the Ally Toolbar also features AudioEye Voice, allowing end users to navigate a website experience using verbal commands. Voice ensures users can not only navigate pages but also dictate to fill out web forms and simplify click-heavy operations. 
  • Player: enabling end users to listen to the content of a web page read aloud. That user can interact using their keyboard (instead of a mouse).
  • AudioEye Trusted Certification: our Certification lives in the Ally Toolbar and illustrates a commitment to accessibility and the work being done to ensure full compliance.
  • Site Menu: simplifies and optimizes the site menu for keyboard users and individuals with cognitive disabilities.
  • Page Elements: provides keyboard and novice screen reader users options to quickly navigate focus to different areas of the webpage.
  • Settings: allows users to customize settings to meet their individual preferences, for example, letter spacing, word spacing, line height and more.