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Jan 12, 2022
Web accessibility tools have taken up the market by storm. More and more people understand the need for such a solution. Some get the product/service because of legislation and compliance requirements exclusively, while others go a step further, aiming to treat all people equally with or without disabilities.
At this point, it doesn’t matter what your reason is for getting a web accessibility tool. The more important question is, which one should you get? In my newest review series, I aim to present you with viable solutions for the cause. And in the end, it is up to you to decide.

Today, I will put EqualWeb to the test. The company has over two decades of experience in advanced web and app developments. It began working side-by-side with the blind and people with disabilities in 2010, thus gaining extensive experience making websites and other digital formats more accessible and inclusive.

Its learning curve has helped EqualWeb to specialize in the accessibility field and develop one of the most advanced technological solutions in the market. It provides in-house developed AI and machine learning techniques tailored to any organizational size or individual need. Furthermore, EqualWeb backs all of this up with an inspired and highly-experienced team of IT, accessibility experts, designers, programmers, and marketing experts.

Over the years, EqualWeb has gained the confidence of many global customers, such as Lenovo, Adidas, CocaCola, Miami Heat, Subaru, Avis, Zara, and many other Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits and small businesses.

According to BuiltWith, today, EqualWeb is actively using 55 technologies for its website, including Viewport Meta, IPhone / Mobile Compatible, and SPF. It has 35,180 monthly visits with considerable growth of 274.1%, depicting further potential. In other words, its influence on the World Wide Web is growing with every passing day, making it a better, friendlier, and equal space for all.

So, let’s test it out! What does this provider have to offer, and is it worth your time and money?
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Closed captions for videos and audio content enable people with hearing impairments to understand the content. EqualWeb has become the first web accessibility vendor to provide a video and audio closed captions option for people with disabilities as part of its automatic services.

The unique benefit of the function is that it’s entirely automatic. Moreover, as the website owner, you can modify the automatic generic text if you find a mismatch between the video and the text (the AI may miss a few words here and there), using the Captions Editor in your dashboard.

The closed captions function includes a simple on-and-off activation button, a rating vote for feedback purposes, a new transcription window over the video or audio element, and a captions download option. The captions’ font conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 standards for easily accessible fonts.

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In the web accessibility field we hear a lot about assistive technology. But people without disabilities will be mostly ignorant about what assistive technology actually is, as well as what constitutes assistive technology. So let us break down for you the meaning of assistive technology, how important it is, and what your role, as the providers of goods and services to individuals with impairments, is for compatibility with assistive technologies.

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