As the need for website accessibility becomes increasingly common, we wanted to share with you what we’re doing on our end to make sure that the content on your Dealer Inspire is accessible to all.
Back in 2017 we partnered with AudioEye, a leading provider in ADA compliance solutions, whose technology helps you maintain ADA compliance through substantial conformance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. By adding the AudioEye “Ally Toolbar” technology to your Dealer Inspire website, you will broaden your audience by empowering customers with disabilities to shop with you.
WHAT IS WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY?
Website accessibility is removing barriers that prevent users with disabilities from consuming and interacting with your website content — and providing assistive technology for them to have equal access.
WHY IS ACCESSIBILITY IMPORTANT?
Every day we strive to connect as many shoppers with your business as possible, and that includes the 15% of users* living with a disability that may prevent them from accessing digital content on your website. To fulfill ADA Title III obligations, businesses subject to this law must remove digital access barriers which may prevent or limit access for individuals with disabilities.
*World Health Organization (WHO), 2011 World Report on Disability
WHAT ACCESSIBILITY TOOLS CAN DI + AUDIOEYE PROVIDE?
Your Dealer Inspire website can now support AudioEye’s Ally Toolbar, which includes dyslexic fonts, adjustments to color contrast, font size and navigation, keyboard controls, a player that will read visitors content aloud, and the ability to use voice commands to navigate.
Our AudioEye integration also provides ongoing optimization to continually increase the accessibility of your website and help ensure that you stay compliant with all current and future ADA compliance regulations.
DO I NEED TO MAKE MY WEBSITE ACCESSIBLE?
Accessibility has become a major public policy issue over the last year, with an increasing rate of demand letters and lawsuits against businesses who do not have ADA compliant websites. Making your website accessible through Dealer Inspire + AudioEye technology helps create a layer of protection. Beyond the legal ramifications, we strongly recommend making your website accessible to all users, to the benefit of your consumers and your business as you connect with a broader audience.
HOW DO I SETUP MY WEBSITE TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE?
Providing AudioEye accessibility tools for your customers is a seamless addition to your website for a monthly fee, which covers the full Ally Toolbar, ongoing AudioEye support, and constant optimization to increase accessibility and stay ADA compliant. Once you decide you’d like to make your website more accessible by using AudioEye’s technology, it can be activated on your website within 24 hours.
If you’d like to learn more about ADA compliance and this assistive technology for your Dealer Inspire website, fill out the form below and we’ll set up a time to connect.