Akouba Earns Web Accessibility Certification


Akouba’s digital lending application, which offers community and regional banks an origination and underwriting platform for small business loans, has been certified by AudioEye, Inc, a 3rd-party provider of Web Accessibility testing and monitoring.

 Akouba is committed to accessibility and digital inclusion for all.

AudioeEye certifies that Akouba’s platform, endorsed by The American Bankers Association – through its subsidiary the Corporation for American Banking, is enhanced and optimized to conform with the informative guidance provided by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level Success Criteria. The AudioEye certification process involves automatic and manual testing and optimization with the goal of meeting WCAG

2.0 Level AA Standards. This ongoing process includes regular releases that improve access and usability for application users. Regular testing will be conducted to maintain an ongoing audit of the application, which will continue to be enhanced for optimal accessibility and usability for all users.

Akouba is transforming the way banks help business owners through a cloud-based, white-labeled technology that provides lending quickly, accurately and profitably. Akouba’s platform provides banks with technology which allows banks use their own credit policies, originate¬¬ their own loans and retain the entire brand and customer relationship in a convenient, online process, from application to documentation, all the way to closing and funding.

“I applaud Akouba for seeking and receiving this certification,” said James W. Meisser, the country’s first profoundly deaf bank president and CEO at Hiawatha National Bank. “My life has been positively impacted by companies and technology committed to accommodation, which leads to empowerment.”

“We seek to enhance the user experience for all people with diverse abilities by providing the type of high-quality user experience everyone deserves,” said Chris Rentner, CEO, Akouba. “Our goal is not only one of inclusion but to also provide a superior user experience for anyone accessing the Akouba platform.”

Akouba’s secure, platform is seamlessly and easily integrated into existing bank workflows. By utilizing a digital eco-system, Akouba allows banks to minimize manual, labor-intensive tasks, and maximize the profitability of small business lending by reducing cost. Most importantly, it allows banks to focus on what truly matters; the customer relationship. Akouba is committed to enhancing the customer experience for all and generating long-term loyalty for financial institutions.

To learn more about Akouba’s small business digital lending solution, request a demo today or check out this post.



Amber Smith

About The Author Amber Smith

Amber, director of client engagement, 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.

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