MediaWire Mobile, a Canadian-based software company has launched a publishing solution that delivers an inclusive digital reading experience.
This new solution converts digital documents, such as PDFs, into accessible content, offering an inclusive experience to everyone, including the blind, visually impaired, seniors or anyone with a cognitive impairment that limits their ability to consume digital content in traditional formats.
Digital accessibility addresses the ability of people with visual, auditory, motor or cognitive disabilities to obtain access to electronic resources such as the Internet, software, mobile devices, and e-readers. Digital accessibility leverages technology to allow a wide range of users to easily navigate the digital world.
The company has worked with associations for the blind and the visually impaired and its software is fully compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA on both web and the iOS app. with WCAG 2.1 AAA expected before the end of the year. The solution is being embraced by companies and government on all levels as a much quicker and less expensive way to convert the thousands of documents that can reside on a typical company’s website. For more information, visit www.mediawiremobile.com.
Recently, the U.S. updated its standards and guidelines regarding accessibility to electronic and information technology. The new standards align with worldwide standards such the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Parts of these new guidelines apply to computer hardware and software, websites and multimedia and outline how they must comply with certain criteria to make the user experience accessible to blind or print disabled users.
Website content including text, images, video, forms, animations, and more, must be easily accessible to those with disabilities. MediaWire’s new solution is quick, user-friendly and compatible with most popular screen readers. It features a text-to-speech capability and reflowed content, making it simple and easy to convert digital documents into accessible content.
“We are proud to be an inclusive digital document solutions provider. Our solution makes the digital document remediation a lot easier and faster. Instead of static PDFs or Word files that are difficult to update and maintain, our solution delivers an output in HTML format. Our text-to-speech technology is ideal for people with dyslexia, the elderly, people with visual impairments, or people who simply prefer listening to reading,” said Clifford Hoffer, President of MediaWire.
“A lot of companies offer website remediation services, but those companies struggle with the time it takes to convert the online documents because it is labor intensive and costly. We deliver the ultimate inclusive, accessible digital reading experience on any device for all digital documents, and our solution is quick and easy. I believe we are the only company able to do that,” he added.
The company has worked with associations for the blind, and the visually impaired and its software is fully compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA on both web and the iOS app. with WCAG 2.1 AAA expected before the end of the year. The solution is being embraced by companies and government on all levels as a much quicker and less expensive way to convert the thousands of documents that can reside on a typical company’s website. For more information, visit www.mediawiremobile.com.
About MediaWire Mobile
MediaWire Mobile is an inclusive digital document solution provider dedicated to providing digital accessibility to everyone, by converting print publications to digital content through a SaaS platform or with a self-hosted solution. The company also offers publishers complete flexibility in managing and delivering their content in branded, native applications for tablet, smartphone, and desktop.