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Akouba Announces Web Accessibility Pre-Certification

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According to the American Banker’s Association (ABA) there have been over 244 federal lawsuits since 2015 that have been filed alleging that people with disabilities are denied access to online goods and services in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA.)

While it’s true the Department of Justice – the agency charged with enforcing the ADA- has delayed website accessibility regulations until 2018, can your bank really afford to wait? Is your current application accessible and optimized to the blind or those who have low vision? A fillable pdf will no longer be acceptable as they are often not accessible to blind people who use screen readers. Akouba is working to create a software that exceeds current standards and requirements.

Akouba Values Digital Inclusion

In our effort to provide a fully accessible and optimized user experience for all end-users, Akouba is taking careful measure to ensure an excellent user experience, regardless of the assistive technology being used to access the Akouba application or the specific abilities of those individuals seeking access to this application.

The Akouba web application is in the process of being tested by internal resources and by AudioEye, a 3rd-Party provider of Web Accessibility testing and monitoring. As issues of accessibility are identified, results of automated and manual testing are managed through the AudioEye® Digital Accessibility Platform. As new solutions are discovered to improve the user experience, remediation is tracked through the AudioEye system and fixes are implemented to improve the web application user experience.

To read more about Akouba’s dedication please visit: https://akoubacredit.com/web-accessibility-statement

 

AudioEye Accessibility Certification

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The AudioEye Certification seal represents a commitment to accessibility and digital inclusion. The AudioEye certification process involves automatic and manual testing with the goal of conforming with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria. AudioEye certifies that the Akouba application is in the process of being enhanced and optimized to conform with the informative guidance provided by WCAG 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria. This ongoing process includes regular releases that improve access and usability for all users. AudioEye and Akouba continue to collaborate in pursuit of conforming with WCAG 2.0 principles, guidelines, and success criteria.

Amber Smith

About The Author Amber Smith

Amber, director of marketing, is a marketer with over 13 years of experience. She has a keen interest in the digital world and was one of the first participants in Duke University's digital media and marketing program, one of the most comprehensive, online media marketing programs in the nation. Amber also has a deep understanding of the unique challenges banks face today, having worked for an Iowa community bank for over seven years. Before joining Akouba, Amber was part of a global marketing team for an elearning company based in Chicago and was responsible for managing lead generation and digital marketing campaigns for the global team.