San Diego, CA (PressExposure) December 12, 2011 -- SOURCE: Career Resources, Inc.
Affirmative Action Consultancy Career Resources, Inc. Unveils Beta Version of On Demand Website Testing Tool That Determines a Website's Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities Individuals with Visual Impairments
New Web-Based Application, AuditGenie Allows Individuals and Organizations of All Sizes, the Ability To Test Their Website (or any website) to Determine if it is Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals.
Career Resources, Inc., (http://www.crincorporated.com), a federal and state regulatory consultancy that represents federal contractors in key areas of industry, today announced the availability of their robust, website testing and validation tool, AuditGenie.
AuditGenie was developed in response to our clients' need for a reliable and robust website testing tool. The need arose due to recent court cases, enforcement actions by the Department of Justice, and global awareness of the need for individuals with disabilities to have access to the internet.
The AuditGenie can "crawl" thousands of web pages on any website and provide both visual and automated reports that identify hidden website programming errors or warnings. Errors or warnings left uncorrected could lead to lawsuits from special interest groups and/or violate ADA regulations.
This unique online web application was developed with the non web developer in mind. Key stake holders in an organization's risk management team are able to monitor their organization's website in order to ensure that their web developer is doing their job and that their website is accessible to individuals who are blind, have visual impairments, or other disabilities. "Organizations only have to look to recent court cases to understand the gravity that a non-accessible website can have on their business," said James Gutierrez, President of Career Resources, Inc.
"Major corporations are now finding themselves in the courts defending allegations of their websites not being accessible to individuals with disabilities. The list includes JetBlue Airways, Amazon, Hotels.com, the Law School Admissions Council, Apple, MLB.com, CVS, Rite-Aid, Radioshack, Staples, Ramada Hotels, Priceline.com, and the list goes on. The recent actions of the DOJ and legal claims ensured that website owners would begin scrambling to find a solution that would be able to test their website and minimize legal risk. "At this point in time no business with an internet presence is safe from these regulations or the courts", said Ann Nagel, Vice President of Research and Product Development for Career Resources, Inc.While many organizations debate the impact of correcting website accessibility issues, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Senate, and special interest groups are pushing ahead with their goal to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not discriminated against by being denied access to the internet.
Companies that discount the large market of blind and visually impaired individuals who can and do use the internet are making a huge mistake. The business potential of attracting these individuals as online customers is enormous.
In addition to the potential for increased business, having an accessible website can be extremely useful when applied to social networking, teaching and mentoring, given the opportunities a website presents for personal interaction and collaboration.
Pricing and Availability
The AuditGenie beta version is available now at http://www.auditgenie.com. The testing tool is being offered at a 50% discount until January 15, 2012. Website testing starts at $9.95 per month/per website of 50 pages or less.