Digital accessibility pioneers combine cost-effective tools and expertise to test, fix and track accessibility compliance faster.
(PRUnderground) September 21st, 2021
Microassist Inc., a leading provider of digital accessibility and usability services, has announced it has partnered with the accessibility pioneers at UsableNet to combine industry expertise and provide clients across government, education and private industries access to leading technology solutions to improve and monitor digital accessibility.
“UsableNet is a valued partner of Microassist. The UsableNet team has an in-depth understanding of digital accessibility and their employees and products are focused on providing the best user experience for their clients. In addition to being a partner to UsableNet, Microassist is also a client and user of the UsableNet AQA product,” said Jack McElaney, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Microassist.
McElaney continued, “We have found that AQA allows our team to find, fix, test, and report on accessibility much faster with less overhead and it tracks accessibility progress over time. AQA is one of the best testing solutions available in the accessibility industry.”
“Through this unique partnership, we are establishing an all-inclusive accessibility offering specifically designed for the needs of agencies in the public sector.” said Tanner Gers, Head of Partnerships for UsableNet. “Our collaboration with Microassist demonstrates our commitment to digital accessibility for all, and also our holistic, innovative accessibility solutions for our clients and the disability community is the differential.”
UsableNet will supplement Microassist’s digital accessibility testing, remediation, and consulting services by providing UsableNet’s AQA Accessibility Management Platform to test and report on accessibility faster, and enable clients to track accessibility compliance and progress over time.
Benefits of using the integrated accessibility approach of Microassist’s industry expertise teamed with the effectiveness of UsableNet’s AQA platform include:
- ability to identify both automated and manual errors;
- automate the user journey testing;
- easy-to-use screen reader and assistive technology testing;
- ticketing and build system integrations;
- fantastic reporting for stakeholders and tech teams
“With this Software-as-a-Service, government users get comprehensive, actionable reports that are faster and with less overhead than traditional Section 508 compliance audits and tools,” shared George Spohn, Director of Business Development for Microassist’s Federal Solutions Group. “Many users offer that AQA is easy to learn and use regardless of prior accessibility testing knowledge.”
UsableNet is a global technology leader in web accessibility, digital inclusion and usability. For more than 20 years, companies around the globe have relied on UsableNet’s technology and expertise to improve their website and mobile app accessibility. We provide accessibility solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium enterprises, government, and education organizations across industries including retail, travel, hospitality, food services, automotive, financial services, and healthcare.
Microassist provides government, higher education, nonprofits, and commercial organizations with digital accessibility consulting solutions, custom training support, and managed learning services. With more than 20 years of accessibility expertise, Microassist makes digital content perceivable and navigable by all, including those with disabilities.
About Microassist, Inc.
Headquartered in Austin, TX, Microassist is a trusted partner and an award-winning provider of accessible solutions for websites, training platforms, government procurement of assistive technology, and open-source products.
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