TUCSON, Ariz. and BOSTON, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AudioEye®, Inc. (OTCQB: AEYE) ("AudioEye") ("the Company"), today announced that its patented Web A11y Management Platform technology has been launched at www.wheelock.edu, the official website of Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, which serves both graduate and undergraduate students. Wheelock College also offers Online education that allows students to attend class from anywhere with an Internet connection.
"In keeping with Wheelock's mission, the college is improving website accessibility for all people who are interested in improving the lives of children and families," stated Paul Hastings, Associate Dean of Student Success. "Now, more than ever, Wheelock is a front runner in providing greater access to people who need it most, from users who are blind or visually impaired to those with hearing or mobility issues."
"Wheelock College has set a great example of how private institutions of higher learning can fully comply with the ADA mandates," observed Nathaniel Bradley, Chief Executive Officer of AudioEye, Inc. "There are approximately 1,600 private colleges in the United States, and our Audio Internet solution can ensure ADA compliance and expanded reach for all of them, with Wheelock College leading the way."
Once activated, a simple click on an icon or tapping of the space bar will convert a website page to accommodate such disabilities as blindness, partial vision loss, color perception deficiencies, deafness, partial loss of hearing, mobility or manual dexterity problems, cognitive conditions such as dyslexia, and other impaired senses. AudioEye provides tools unique to each impairment, creating an all-encompassing accessibility solution based on a single platform. The Web A11y Management Platform represents a powerful solution for Internet users with complete vision loss, those with low sight impairments, users that are hard of hearing or that are just learning to read. Accessibility enhancements to AudioEye's technology platform are numerous and have the ability to allow users to control the level of quality of the audio, enlarge the cursor display, and highlight in real time, thereby vastly improving user retention, font size and other characteristics that influence that value of the Internet for those with disabilities.
Wheelock Family Theatre's website (www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org) will also benefit from AudioEye's technology. Since 1981, the Theatre has been committed to inclusionary practices by providing performance opportunities to artists with disabilities; audience enhancements for patrons who are deaf, blind, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing or suffering from low-vision; and accessibility features for patrons with cognitive or developmental disabilities.
"Wheelock Family Theatre has been instrumental in introducing accessibility practices to Boston area theatres, and moving forward with new technologies, including a website that is truly accessible, broadens our reach and is part of our fundamental mission to offer professional, accessible theatre for all families and children," said Charles G. Baldwin, Director of Marketing and Operations for the Wheelock Family Theatre.
About Wheelock College – Inspire a World of Good
Since 1888, Wheelock College has known that improving the lives of children and families isn't always easy – but it's always worth it. Its teachers, advocates, social workers, and agents of change are leaders who are committed to changing the world in the heart of Boston and around the world. Wheelock prepares students to lead change in any career they choose by offering 15 undergraduate majors and 22 minors, 9 graduate programs and a multitude of non-degree program options— all of which inspire a world of good. For more information, visit www.wheelock.edu.
About AudioEye, Inc.
Incorporated in 2005, AudioEye focuses on working to improve the mobility, usability and accessibility of all Internet-based content through the development, sale, licensing and use of its proprietary accessibility technologies. Audio Internet® is a technology that utilizes patented architecture to deliver a fully accessible audio equivalent of a visual or mobile website in a compliant format that can be navigated, utilized, interacted with and transacted from, without the use of a monitor or mouse, by individuals with visual impairments. For individuals with hearing impairments, Audio Internet® provides captioning for websites, and the challenges of reaching those with other impairments are also addressed by the technology platform.
Complete with an ever-growing suite of utilities tailored to the needs of different disabled users, the AudioEye® Audio Internet® Accessibility Platform is a fully scalable cloud-based solution designed and developed to meet the needs and compliance mandates for an ever-growing demographic.
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