At Accessly, we believe that the web should be accessible to everyone, regardless of ability.
But we knew that in order for this to become a reality, there needed to be an easy and affordable way for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to make their websites accessible to people with disabilities.
Accessly launched in 2018 after developing the first accessible platform built specifically for SMBs.
Built on a solid website infrastructure and backed by the technology of Level Access, the oldest accessibility company in North America with a diverse team of experts who live and breathe accessibility 24 by 7, finally there is a viable option for SMBs to reduce their risk to ADA lawsuits.
Today, businesses both large and small face colossal risks by ignoring their inaccessible website code.
But in order to connect with all of their customers, including those with disabilities, business owners need the right information so they can make informed, smart decisions.
Because right now, most business owners simply have no clue!
And the sad reality is that ignorance is no excuse in the information age, especially if served with a lawsuit. In fact, most business owners only learn AFTER they get hit with a lawsuit.
That method of learning is expensive in more ways than one.
It can cost you your business, your reputation, and a heck of a lot of money.
How we can help
Before now, website accessibility was virtually unattainable for small to mid-sized businesses.
That's because true website accessibility that complies with international standards like WCAG 2.1, generally requires a significant investment of time and money for the initial setup and the ongoing maintenance.
We're talking $20,000+ per year.
And the majority of business owners simply can't afford this.
Every website is different, and so, the standard approach to website accessibility takes each website and examines it on a case by case basis.
The accessibility issues that affect your website are going to be based on who built it, what platform it's built on (e.g. WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Wix, etc.), and who maintains it.
With all of these variables, there was really no one size fits all solution, hence the hefty price tag associated with testing, fixing and maintaining an accessible website.
That is, until Accessly...
At Accessly, we like to say that we have "accessibility baked in".
That means that when we build your site on our accessible platform, the website automatically inherits the accessible features of the platform.
It means that when our team of accessibility experts does the manual work of adding your content and updating it each month, that content is built to be accessible.
And it means that when we install our accessibility monitoring script on your completed website, your website is monitored every hour of every day for accessibility issues, which are then fixed automatically or by our team.
So instead of spending countless hours auditing, testing, prioritizing errors and fixing your existing site, we don't even touch your existing site.
Here’s a breakdown of how it works:
- During setup, your site is rebuilt on and hosted on our accessible platform.
- The look and feel of your original site is maintained as closely as possible (if desired).
- Monthly updates to your website are made by accessibility experts to ensure your site continues to be accessible.
- Lastly, a built-in accessibility script monitors your site 24x7 for accessibility errors, and either fixes errors automatically or flags them to a team of accessibility experts to be fixed.
The end result is a website that is built with accessible code from start to finish, complies with WCAG 2 standards and reduces your risk of a lawsuit with little hassle or upfront cost.
Making your website accessible is one of the best ways to positively impact your brand and your business bottom line.
But best of all, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of your customers... all of them.
Get the guidance you need to reduce your vulnerability to website accessibility lawsuits, plus learn about the four types of accessibility solutions on the market and how to avoid choosing the wrong one.
Download "The Colossal Flaw in Your Website that Could Cost You $100k+" Ebook by Accessly. This guide covers:
- How to know if accessibility laws apply to your business
- How to avoid the mistakes other organizations are making
- The right and wrong ways to make your website accessible
- How to get accessibility right the first time