Assistive Technology Services:
Professional Association Memberships

Assistive Technology Services:
Professional Association Memberships

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AKEA Web Solutions is an agency that provides professional web consulting services. We emphasize the compatibility of websites and mobile apps with assistive technology services and tech. Because of this, it is important for us to always be learning and contributing to further the causes in which we are engaged.

As such, we are active and contributing members in the communities that have been established to address the incredible need to evolve the Internet to be more inclusive. Accommodations for people with disabilities are no longer impossible to provide.

The web needs to be inclusive of all users. When digital environments are inclusive, it benefits all users – regardless of ability or disability.

In order for advocates and the creators of digital environments to work together, these associations have been founded and are dedicated to improving the Internet.

AKEA is proud to be a part of these associations.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

FOUNDED: 1994

HEADQUARTERS:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

W3C Website

The organization that established the WCAG standards to support their mission of continued development and refinement of Web technologies, frameworks and guidelines for an innovative and sustainable Internet.

IAAP

FOUNDED: 2014

HEADQUARTERS:

Atlanta, Georgia

IAAP Website

Founded to connect accessibility professionals and to provide technical resources and facilitate networking and continued education. Focused on enabling organizations in implementing accessibility.

AKEA Provides Assistive Technology Services

AKEA is here to help you navigate web accessibility standards and understand the best path forward to eliminate barriers in your digital environments.

Contact AKEA And Address Digital Barriers

Assistive Technology Services

The importance of assistive technology services has never been greater.

As mentioned, with standards such as WCAG 2.1 and Section 508, there is no longer a reason to exclude users with disabilities. The Internet has matured. Technology has matured. By ensuring compliance with the standards, every person has the ability to access more information than any other time in history. Every person has the ability to perform everyday functions such as banking, shopping, and research from their homes and on their mobile devices.

Because of this, the era in which we are living affords every person the greatest freedom and autonomy that has ever been possible.

Some of the services that were traditionally and exclusively carried out by physically visiting a business are now exclusively performed virtually.

When businesses, schools, and governments provide virtual services, there are often barriers in place that prevent certain people from enjoying these conveniences. These barriers exclude populations with disabilities.

The standards, which were created as a guide for assistive technology services, are in place to enable businesses and organizations to make considerations addressing digital barriers. When barriers are eliminated, assisstive technology services and devices empower users to successfully navigate and utilize the digital resources that many people take for granted.

It truly is time to be inclusive.