About Us

AccessAPal is your friendly neighborhood game-changer in web accessibility, making the entire process to full compliance 100% automatic and immediate, using machine learning and computer vision technologies.

Disabilities that AccessAPal covers

AccessAPal covers a wide array of disabilities all in adherence to the WCAG 2.1, user feedback, and worldwide legislation

Web Accessibility For Blind People

AccessAPal has screen-reader optimization for blind users

Challenges using websites

Blind people rely on screen readers to get around online, but most websites lack alternative texts for images, ARIA attributes for context and behavior-related adjustments that screen-readers rely on.

How AccessAPal overcomes the challenges

AccessAPal uses machine learning to scan, analyze, and interpret every element on the page the same way sighted users do. Then, it uses ARIA attributes and various behavior adjustments to provide full context to screen readers, allowing blind users to navigate and browse through sites accurately.

Dropdown menus, forms, pop-ups, icons, and buttons are all included in the process. additionally, it uses computer vision to provide accurate descriptions for images.

Web Accessibility For The Motor Impaired

AccessAPal has keyboard navigation optimization for the motor impaired

Challenges using websites

Users with motor disabilities, muscle weakness, arthritis, or injuries causing difficulty directing and clicking with a mouse, rely solely on the keyboard to operate websites. Most websites don’t support keyboard-only navigation and operation.

How AccessAPal overcomes the challenges

AccessAPal’s Contextual Understanding AI engine automatically makes the necessary changes on a code level, enabling users to navigate the entire site using just their keyboard.

By using the Tab key, the arrow keys, the ESC key, and various letter keys, users without a mouse can handle everything from pop-ups to forms, and dropdown menus to buttons.

Web accessibility for people with cognitive disorders

AccessAPal has an on-page, live dictionary/glossary for people with cognitive disorders

Challenges using websites

People with various cognitive disorders, elderly people and people after brain injuries often read web pages but don't understand many of the connections, phrases, and wording. This makes it difficult for them to browse effectively.

How AccessAPal overcomes the challenges

The accessibility interface includes a built-in dictionary, making it easy for users to check the meaning of slang, abbreviations, or phrases they don't understand, as well as references to famous people, places, or events.

Web Accessibility For Epileptics

AccessAPal halts all flashing animations to prevent epileptic seizures

Challenges using websites

For people with photo-sensitive epilepsy, the internet is a minefield, because the next webpage could have a flashing gif or animation that triggers a seizure.

How AccessAPal overcomes the challenges

The accessibility interface includes a dedicated button labeled “Stop Animations,” which immediately freezes any flashing gifs, animations, videos, or patterns that could affect people with photo-sensitive epilepsy.

Web Accessibility To The Visually Impaired

AccessAPal has UI and design adjustments for the visually impaired

Challenges using websites

Websites often display content that is almost impossible for users with blurred vision, color blindness, or other vision impairment to read, due to font, color, and contrast choices.

How AccessAPal overcomes the challenges

Through the accessibility interface, users can adjust the design and the UI of the site according to their specific needs.

Users can change the scaling, sizing, and spacing on texts without losing content or usability, alter fonts, and even change contrast and color ratios. Moreover, they can also enlarge the cursor, emphasizes titles and links, add mouse framing to elements, and more. 

How Does AccessAPal Work?

AccessAPal utilizes two applications that together achieve full compliance. The accessibility interface is responsible for all the UI and design-related adjustments, while the AI-powered background process handles optimizations for screen-reader and for keyboard navigation (the most complex requirements).

Foreground Application: the Accessibility Interface

AccessAPal’s interface enables users with visual impairments to adjust the design and UI of your website, so it perfectly meets their accessibility needs according to the WCAG 2.1 guidelines at the AA and AAA levels.

Background Application: AI-Powered Processes

AccessAPal’s Contextual Understanding AI technology is responsible for handling the most complex requirements – screen-reader and keyboard navigation adjustments, using machine learning and computer vision.

Developed Side-By-Side with People with Disabilities

AccessAPal’s first stable version took 18 months of daily development in collaboration with people with disabilities that still continues on today. Blind people, motor and visually impaired people, epileptics, and others are all a vital part of our research & development.