What impact does artificial intelligence have on digital accessibility? Today we’re going to talk about a topic that is making a difference in the world of technology and social inclusion.
Did you know that for 15% of the world’s population, some 1.3 billion people with disabilities, technology has the potential to radically change their lives and their digital experiences?
For a long time, accessibility has not been given the importance it deserves, often remaining a secondary issue within web development and design.
This is evidenced by the results of the website monitoring study in Spain for the period 2020-2021, which has highlighted the situation.
“The local regulations require web accessibility on all its portals, and the report shows that only a third of the Public Administration sites comply with the AA level of adequacy, representing 32.18% of the total.
On the other hand, only 15.94% achieve the level A of adequacy. Surprisingly, more than half of the websites, 51.88%, are considered as ‘not valid’.
Article: 94% of Spanish Public Administration websites do not fully comply with the European directive on accessibility
These numbers underline a quite negative situation. Two out of three websites need to implement accessibility measures to eliminate existing barriers.
But all is not lost, because with the help of artificial intelligence, we are opening a world of possibilities.
This means a new class of personalized experiences to display content in the best way for each individual.
And this is where we highlight inSuit, a digital accessibility solution that includes artificial intelligence to solve accessibility problems on the web.
A true breakthrough in the field of digital inclusion
inSuit is leading the way for technology to be an ally in the lives of people with disabilities not only in Spain but also in other parts of the world.
Artificial intelligence is not only changing the lives of people with disabilities, but it is also becoming increasingly common in our daily lives.
From voice recognition to lip-reading programs, AI is opening up new opportunities to improve the quality of life for many people.
How can artificial intelligence make a website more accessible?
Artificial intelligence is having an endless number of new applications in all fields. In the world of digital accessibility, its use is growing dramatically and it is increasingly possible to use it to improve countless aspects.
One of the major advances is voice recognition. This allows people with severe physical disabilities or visual limitations to interact efficiently with websites.
Imagine being able to navigate the web using only your voice, without the need for a keyboard or mouse. Awesome!
inSuit is capable of making this possible with its voice command navigation interface available on the inSuit Tools® accessibility platform.
Furthermore, AI can identify and thus allow for correcting accessibility errors. This means that web developers can fix faults and make life much easier for users with some form of disability.
With this, and other examples, AI paves the way for personalization, allowing the user experience to be adapted according to their individual needs and preferences.
In this way, the display of information on a website can be adjusted for those with any type of disability, providing a much more user-friendly experience.
ANI®: inSuit’s Artificial Intelligence
ANI®, the Intelligent Navigation Assistant of inSuit Tools®, is an artificial intelligence system specifically designed to identify the organization and contents of a website equipped with the inSuit Tools® accessibility platform.
This AI offers a simplified version of the site, allowing efficient navigation without the need to use the mouse, adapting to various interfaces and assistive tools to ensure an optimal user experience for people with disabilities who depend on assistive technologies.
ANI® examines and categorizes all the components of the website, including areas, regions, menus, sliders, tables, images, forms, among others, assigning them numerical tags for easy identification and access.
The main mission of ANI® is to facilitate access to content efficiently, minimizing options and ensuring accessible navigation through keyboard, voice, sounds, and other means of interaction.
The use of Artificial Intelligence in digital accessibility brings us closer to the future of ending the digital divide
More and more countries are implementing regulations that require websites to be accessible to all people, and AI is a valuable tool to ensure compliance with these requirements.
Additionally, companies that invest in improving online usability and accessibility can enhance their reputation and attract a broader audience.
In summary, artificial intelligence has become a real difference-maker in digital accessibility. With solutions like inSuit, we are in an exciting moment of advances that will improve the lives of millions of people around the world.
Would you like to see how ANI® works on our digital accessibility platform?