AudioEye Adds Voice to Social Security Website
The U.S. Social Security Administration has chosen AudioEye to provide web usability tools for the socialsecurity.gov website. The site draws between 12.9 million and 22 million visitors every month.
Through the contract, AudioEye will embed and manage the Ally Toolbar, a set of web tools that allow site visitors to customize their experiences. The Ally Toolbar lets site visitors customize fonts, color contrast, type size, navigation, and keyboard controls, and even includes a player that will read visitors content and the ability to use voice commands to navigate.
"Nearly nine out of 10 individuals age 65 and older receive Social Security benefits. Given that 64 percent of the U.S. population 65and over are active Internet users and more than 6 percent have a visual disability makes a strong single case for the need to improve usability of the SSA site," said AudioEye CEO Todd Bankofier in a statement. "However, that is only one demographic for which our tool will enhance the experience. Many levels of cognitive disabilities can be addressed as well as those that impact mobility, hearing or vision. This is a great step towards even greater inclusivity."
Government web designers can now add accessibility options, including voice navigation and screen reading, to sites.
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