Audioeye, Inc. (AEYE) Announces WP Engine Selected as Digital Accessibility Partner
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AudioEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEYE), the industry’s leading digital accessibility provider, and WP engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, today announced that WP Engine has selected AudioEye as its digital accessibility technology and services partner. The partnership, which includes integration into WP Engine Solution Centerwill help owners of over 1.5 million WordPress sites deliver accessible digital experiences to all of their users, regardless of ability.
“We look forward to providing comprehensive accessibility solutions to a wide range of WP Engine customers, from startups to enterprises to digital agencies,” said Rob Ulveling, Chief Commercial Officer of AudioEye. “At this stage of digital transformation, it is clear that without deliberate action to provide equal access to the Internet, we run the risk of excluding millions of people from participating in the digital economy. AudioEye’s partnership with WP Engine takes us one step closer to ensuring people with disabilities have equal access to more content and opportunities online.”
AudioEye’s patented accessibility technology will enable WP Engine customers to find and fix the most common web accessibility issues on an ongoing basis, stay compliant with accessibility laws and guidelines, and adopt a more proactive approach to providing accessible customer experiences. AudioEye’s Issue Reporting Dashboard will provide WP Engine customers with complete visibility and in-depth understanding of accessibility issues on their websites, so they can resolve issues quickly and without disruption. AudioEye’s team of IAAP-certified accessibility experts will be on hand to deliver human-assisted technology that automation alone cannot solve.
“We are excited about our partnership with AudioEye, which will bring robust, easy-to-use accessibility solutions to our customers and partners. AudioEye’s Issues Report provides an unparalleled level of detail in the digital accessibility space “said Stephen Robinson, Senior Manager, Partnerships at WP Engine. “By ensuring an equally accessible experience for all site visitors, AudioEye will help WP Engine users reach the widest possible addressable market and grow their business.”
According to a recent MasterCard SpendingPulse report, e-commerce sales increased 11% during the 2021 holiday season compared to the same period in 2020. E-commerce sales accounted for 20.9% of total retail sales, up slightly from the previous year and up 14.6% over the same period. in 2019. While online shopping continues to grow, it’s not an equal experience for all shoppers. People who rely on assistive technologies, such as screen readers, continue to face barriers when browsing e-commerce sites. In a recent AudioEye survey of people who use assistive technology to shop online, 54% said they didn’t feel like e-commerce companies care about earning their business. The AudioEye platform and services will help WP Engine customers ensure that all users have an equal opportunity to participate in e-commerce, both as sellers and buyers.
WP Engine customers can easily install the Accessibility by AudioEye plugin from their WordPress admin panel. Upon installing AudioEye, WP Engine customers will have access to powerful automation technology and IAAP-certified experts, and be on the path to compliance with ADA, WCAG, Section 508, AODA, and more. . More importantly, they will be able to provide accessible and inclusive website experiences for all of their users.