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What is accessibility?

“Accessibility” as it relates to the Americans With Disabilities Act, is about providing equal access to individuals with disabilities. Usually, we tend to think of accessibility in terms of ramps and rails; many think of the physical world and the accommodations required for people experiencing barriers to access due to vision, hearing or mobility disabilities.

AudioEye focuses on digital accessibility and providing the “ramps and rails” needed for access to the digital world. The ADA Tile III prohibits “… discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities of places of public accommodations …” Today, that includes the Internet; which means “accessibility” poses a much bigger issue, and like the Internet itself, impacts a much bigger population. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 15% of the world’s population has a disability that may prevent them from equal access to digital content.