The technology industry has been buzzing recently with news of the U.S. Government’s intention to pass legislation that will require public websites to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ahead of this move, MicroD is pleased to announce an important upgrade to ADA Readiness for their platform to assist customers with these changing needs.
Charlotte, NC – April 27, 2016 – MicroD Incorporated, the global leader in integrated web-based home furnishings merchandising and eCommerce solutions, is pleased to announce significant upgrades to their OmniVue website platform to help customers meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with their websites.
The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. While there is no requirement mandated by law right now for private businesses’ websites, experts expect that the law will require websites to follow the Web Consortium Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
According to Ron Gordon, MicroD’s Senior VP of Technology, “Our latest release of the OmniVue platform has been significantly enhanced to follow the Web Consortium’s accessibility guidelines. With these improvements, the website can be easily read by a screen reader, images carry additional text descriptions, and color contrast is improved to assist those that are visually impaired. The site can be navigated with only the keyboard or through voice commands so that those with limited fine motor skills can use the site.” He further commented that, “Our customers have the option to upgrade to this platform and also update their unique website designs to meet these accessibility guidelines. We highly encourage them to contact their web advisors at MicroD.”
More than 85% of the top 100 furniture retailers and brands trust their online efforts to MicroD. Nearly 2,500 solutions are in use by furniture retailers, suppliers and manufacturers throughout the United States and Europe. More than 650 manufacturers are connected through EXIM Commerce to exchange close to 100,000 EDI documents each day with leading retailers. For more information, visit www.MicroDinc.com.