Ai Squared “AMPs” Up Digital Accessibility via SSB BART Group

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Written by: Kim Phillips

MANCHESTER, Vt., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ai Squared, makers of ZoomText, the world’s number one screen magnifier and screen reader for the visually impaired, continues its drive to help more Americans with disabilities by adopting SSB BART Group’s (SSB) Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) for use within the company’s Accessibility Services Division.

AMP is a web-based platform that provides the infrastructure to facilitate all aspects of accessibility compliance. Ai Squared plans to use AMP’s rich feature set to deliver high-quality and cost-effective solutions for organizations of all sizes that are striving to make their websites and digital content accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities, as required by Section 508 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

“This partnership further broadens our goal of providing a one stop shop solution for accessibility. Our world leading flagship products, ZoomText and Window-Eyes, have helped countless individuals who are low vision and blind to be productive on their computers. Now, AMP in conjunction with sitecues, our web-based solution that builds zoom & speech right into websites, we believe we can now bring a comprehensive accessibility solution to website owners,” said David Wu, CEO of Ai Squared.

“Dynamic relationships lead to dynamic solutions. The teaming of SSB and Ai Squared demonstrates a shared commitment to customer-centric, cost effective, compliant solutions. SSB, in its relentless pursuit of digital accessibility equality and new technology, is excited to have established an alliance and shared vision with Ai Squared,” said SSB President & CEO, Timothy Springer.

According to statistics compiled by Lighthouse International, over 285 million people in the world are visually impaired. Ai Squared’s goal has always been to expand access to technology; by adopting AMP, they broaden their scope by being able to help other companies succeed in making their websites and digital information compliant with globally recognized accessibility standards.

Ai Squared’s screen magnification and screen-reading products dramatically improve a computer’s usability for persons who are blind or have low vision, raising their level of productivity, satisfaction, and independence. The AMP software platform provides the infrastructure for large entities to effectively implement these accessibility enhancements.

About Ai Squared

Ai Squared (www.aisquared.com) has been the worldwide leader in assistive technology solutions for people who are visually
impaired for over 20 years. The product line is available in over 20 languages and sold in 45 countries through a network of over 350 global distributors. Ai Squared’s screen magnification and screen-reading products dramatically improve a computer’s usability and friendliness for users who are blind or low vision, raising their level of productivity, satisfaction, and independence. The family of Ai Squared products includes ZoomText, ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard, ZoomText ImageReader, ZoomText Mac, Window-Eyes, sitecues, the ZoomReader iOS app, and the ZoomContacts iPad app.

About SSB BART Group

SSB BART Group (www.SSBBARTGroup.com) has supported the digital accessibility initiatives of more than 1,000 organizations over the last two decades. The company offers IT and digital accessibility consulting, training, services, and solutions to ensure corporate websites, applications, digital assets, software, and hardware meet ADA, WCAG, and Section 508 compliance standards.

The company is the creator of the AMP (Accessibility Management Platform) software, which provides the infrastructure to manage digital accessibility across the enterprise development life cycle. SSB has invested more than 12 years developing AMP, which delivers a comprehensive and rich set of features and functionality for meeting digital accessibility compliance needs.

SSB clients include Fortune 500 companies covering a broad range of industries, educational institutions and leading government agencies.

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