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Features & Updates Change-log!

Last Update: 15/02/2019

AccessiBe's interface is getting regular monthly updates with bug fixes, performance improvements, new features and more. Those update are meant the ensure and enforce our systems our operating at the top level, and that our accessibility solution is always leading the industry and is at the pinnacle of today's technology.

Whether you have a disability yourself, or you simply have ideas or comments regarding our technology and/or interface, we're always open for suggestions! don't hesitate to contact us and let us know what's on your heart.

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Version 2.0.6 - 2.0.9 15, February 2019

  • Fixed an issue caused JAWS read the entire page when closing popups
  • Fixed an issue where JAWS auto moved to menus after triggering a button
  • Fixed an issue where unfocused buttons did not always triggered when clicked with JAWS and NVDA
  • Fixed an issue colliding live regions in JAWS and NVDA
  • Added an option to navigate between grouped radio buttons using the arrow keys

Version 2.0.3 - 2.0.5 31, January 2019

  • Added a scanner that looks for previously made manual accessibility errors (probably due to coding issues or issues in templates / plugins) and fixes them
  • Fixed a bug that caused the quick navigation to appear when pressing the TAB key outside of forms

Version 2.0.0 - 2.0.3 14, January 2019

  • Fixed a bug that caused screen readers to read the lanauge code istead of its name in the language selection popup of the interface'
  • Fixed a bug that caused direct children of the BODY tag to receive only partial focus
  • The pressed/expanded button recognition mechanics has been improved

Version 1.9.6 - 2.0.0 - 11, January 2019

  • A new OCR technology has been introduced in order to provide more accurate description of images with texts embedded in them
  • Added support for various date picker components
  • Improved checkbox and radio form elements accessibility
  • Added an option to cancel accessibility using Alt+8, and to open and close the interface using Alt+9
  • Added an option to use the keyboard shortcut navigation keys by holding ALT before pressing the key so screen readers won't override this functionality

Version 1.9.0 - 1.9.5 - 03, January 2019

  • Added an option to mark checkboxes and radio buttons using the enter key as well as the space bar
  • Improved form validation recognition and the abillity to detect successful submissions
  • Improved "Pseudo" checkbox / radio / select elements recognition and turning them accessible

Version 1.8.2 - 1.9.0 - 22, December 2018

  • Refactored all the algorithms responsible for screen reader adjustments for vast performance boosts
  • Refactored all the algorithms responsible for handling forms accessibility for vast performance boosts
  • Refactored all the algorithms responsible forkeyboard navigation adjustments for vast performance boosts
  • Refactored all the algorithms responsible for menus and dropdowns handling for vast performance boosts
  • Refactored all the algorithms responsible for popups and blockers binding performance boosts
  • Vastly improved the letter navigation feature for faster process and improved usability
  • Vastly improved the Navigator / Skip links feature for faster process and improved usability
  • Generally improved performance and process time by 350%

Version 1.8.2 - 1.8.0 - 18, November 2018

  • Added a full support for dropdowns with over 2 levels
  • Vastly improved the speed of recognition of hidden elements that become visible
  • Added a new algorithm that adds support for menus that are built in DIV structures instead of LIST structures
  • Added an audio system to convey actions to blind people better
  • Added full support for carousels such as Owl, Slick, Swiper and dozes more

Version 1.8.0 - 1.7.8 - 09, November 2018

  • Fixed a bug that caused letter navigation skip elements from time to time
  • Vastly improved the validation recognition algorithms in forms
  • Vastly improved processing time to help people with disabilities get fully accessibe sites in almost an instant
  • Vastly improved user experience for people using screen readers
  • Vastly improved binding of new elements being injected to the page in the middle of the session
  • Refactored many objects in the system to help improve performance and readability

Version 1.7.8 - 1.7.6 - 30, October 2018

  • Added a bug that caused dropdowns to look "squished" in different situations
  • Vastly improved dropdown recognition, opening and navigation inside
  • Fixed a bug that caused texts in "Reading Mode" get cut in certain situations
  • Fixed an invalid data-attribute that we've added by a mistake in a previous update
  • Fixed a bug that caused the "Quick Navigation" to appear in printing mode
  • Added support for announcing anchor links within the same page
  • Improved support for single page applications such as React / Angular / VueJS
  • Fixed a bug that caused displaying alt tags to recursively perform a process and harm performance
  • Added a feature to completely mute websites for people with hearing devices
  • Fixed a bug that caused some actions to reset themselves after initial load
  • Vastly improved the algorithms responsible for detecing hidden elements

Version 1.7.5 - October 15, 2018

  • Significant improvement in the performance of our keyboard navigation
  • Improvement in the ability to recognize elements that are clickable from context
  • Fixed a few CSS issues that caused basic accessiblity to break some elements within the page
  • Fixed a bug that caused the AI to not identify empty alt tags
  • Improved support of Owl, Slick and Swiper sliders

 Vesrion 1.7.2 - September 07, 2018

  • Fixed a bug that caused background images without meanings (decoration images) to receive AI processing and drain resources
  • Improved the system abilities to identify controls of sliders such as next and previous buttons, from icons and contents

Version 1.7.1 - September 01, 2018

  • Fixed a CSS bug that caused the system icons to appear black
  • Added the infustructure to identify popups that interfere with the basic usage of the website
  • Improved CPU consumption

Version 1.7.0 - August 14, 2018

  • Drastic improvements in system performance and process speed
  • Breakthrough in making form accessible and itentify required and not required fields
  • Improvements in identifying the functionality of buttons and their meaning
  • Added an option to get descriptions of background images as well, and not just regular images
  • Fixed an issue that caused our Quicknav to open while focusing a form element that was injected to the page after the initial load
  • Fixed a few small CSS issues that collided with some of the features of Bootstrap

Version 1.6.2 - 1.6.5 - August 01, 2018

  • Improved the accuracy of our AI to further identify crossing and moving elements from outside to document to within, or the opposite way
  • Improved the contrast engine of our interface
  • Added the full menu aggregator feature to work with TAB even before runing on keyboard navigation

Version 1.6.1 - July 22, 2018

  • Various CSS and UI changes, mostly font sizes, margins and paddings
  • Fixed a bug that caused NVDA to read lists with Greek Numbering wrong

Version 1.5.1 - 1.6.0 - July 05, 2018

  • Fixed a bug that caused AccessiBe to conflict with Magento 2 and Moodle websites
  • Drastic improvements in our imgae recognition capabilities, improved accuracy by 35-50%
  • Drastic improvements in the speed of our image recognition processing by 250% (twice and a half faster)
  • Further improvements in identifying the type of content users wished to get the meaning of using our WikiPedia collaboration
  • Added a menu aggregation feature that conclude all the website's menus for quick and easy navigation of people with motoric disabilities or blind people
  • Fixed an issue that caused images within title tags to be removed from the document
  • Drastic improvements in identifying hidden elements to further improve our keyboard navigation capabilities
  • The option to "Zoom" was not working due to a previous update bug, and now its fixed
  • Fixed a bug that caused the "Show Image Descriptions" feature to blink non stop

Version 1.5.0 - June 24, 2018

  • Fixed a bug that caused websites that use RequireJS to not save AccessiBe cookies
  • Fixed a bug that caused WIX websites menus to break
  • Added an option to delete the user profile
  • AccessiBe's loading method is now split, in order to improve performance
  • Fixed a bug that caused our AI to skip images that has the alt tag but with no value in it

Version 1.4.0 - June 02, 2018

  • Fixed a bug when in rare cases, AccessiBe loaded a jQuery version on top of the website's jQuery version
  • Readable font feature was conflicted with some WordPress plugin and is now fixed

Version 1.3.5 - May 18, 2018

  • Fixed a few CSS glitches
  • Improved the algorithms that understand the functionality of hidden objects

Version 1.3.0 - April 20, 2018

  • Improved the ability to identify hidden or out of viewport elements so we can make them accessible on the fly when they become visible (popups, dropdowns, side menus etc)
  • Improved the keyboard navigation and fixed 2 small bugs that caused it to "stuck" in place, in some rare cases.
  • Drastic improvement to the response time of our servers for actions that require our AI processing

Version 1.2.6 - April 05, 2018

  • Added an AI tech by Google & Clarifai to identify and decipher images and objects within them and provide screen reader alternative texts for the,
  • Fixed a bug that caused the browser to scroll to top when closing the interface with keyboard navgation mode turned on

Version 1.2.5 - March 28, 2018

  • Added a collaboration between AccessiBe and Wikipedia (and Wikitionary) for the benefit of prple suffering from cognetive disorders
  • Significant improvement in making SIngle Page Applications accessible. AccessiBe is now the sole solution that can do that
  • Added an all-around support for dropdown navigations up to levels deep
  • Added specific language files to the front-end so we can now start "talking" to blind people in a "human" speech and not "machiney"
  • Added full support for 8 languages in the virtual keyboard (supported 2 languages up until now)

Version 1.2.0 - 1.2.4 - March 17, 2018

  • Added an option to choose inner and outer focus colors
  • Significant improvement in keyboard navigation
  • Added a "Read Mode" feature within the interface
  • Added an option to invert website colors
  • Added a technology that detect languages and fix the lang attribute of the HTML tag when needed. This is extremely important for screen readers.

Version 1.1.9 - March 08, 2018

  • Added a "Letter Navigation" using the keyboard in addition to the TAB key
  • Added an option to print web pages in an accesible manner
  • Added a structure to support a "Read Mode" in the next updates
  • Improved performance and loading times of the interface

Version 1.1.8 - March 06, 2018

  • Fixed a few small reported bugs
  • Added a "User Guide" to the interface

Version 1.1.7 - March 02, 2018

  • Added an option to skip contents within the web page
  • Enhanced support for HTML tables
  • Drastic improvement in making web forms accessible

Version 1.1.0 - 1.1.6 - February 24, 2018

  • Drastic improvement in building roles and aria attributes to adapt websites to screen reader
  • Drastic improvements in understanding the contents of iFrames and delivering that information to screen readers
  • Fixed a z-index bug with keyboard navigation
  • added a small design update to the interface itself
  • Added an option to choose the interface and trigger button colors

Version 1.0.5 - 1.0.9 - February 18, 2018

  • Added support for slick slider, owl carousel and revolution slider
  • Added a feature that stops GIF animations completely on request
  • Added a feature that stops embedded YouTube and Vimeo clips

Version 1.0.4 - February 15, 2018

  • Added events to several features so third party applications can hook in to
  • Fixed a bug that changing the interface language caused a feature reset

Version 1.0.1 - 1.0.3 - February 07, 2018

  • Fixed a bug that caused texts to keep the changed color altough pressed on reset
  • Added an option to completely hide images and background images
  • Added an option to completely hide the interface and the trigger
  • Added support for Single Page Applications (SPA) such as ReactJS, VueJS and AngularJS
  • Added a button "Basic Accessibility" that triggers several features as once that together, comply with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines
  • Added an option to choose the interface trigger icon
  • Fixed some reported UI bugs

Version 1.0.0 - February 05, 2018

  • First stable release of AccessiBe