accessiBe's Public Roadmap

Updated: Jun 01, 2021

accessiBe is evolving into a full web accessibility hub. In this stage, it is important for us to share with the community our future plans in order to promote clarity, transparency, and sharing, as the community is an integral part of the global mission to make the internet accessible.

Accessibility, inclusion, and the vision we are all working towards require more than just one service, product, or approach. As you may know, we recently completed our Series A funding round of $28 million and in this roadmap, you’ll see how we plan to invest the resources according to our mission of making the internet accessible.

We understand that everyone, whether it’s a business owner, large organization, small company, an internal accessibility team, designers, a solo-developer, a webmaster working with a CMS with code access or without, and even for those who don’t know what code is, has different needs, abilities, and resources.

We believe that in order to achieve the goal of making the web accessible by 2025, there must be developments in many different aspects simultaneously that work together. These include awareness, education, automation, technology, and training. But most importantly, we must enable everyone regardless of their budget, knowledge, and skills, to participate in the global inclusion efforts by providing them the right tools that are tailored to their business reality.

The roadmap focuses on 4 pillars:

  1. Increasing awareness and education.
  2. Creating opportunities for people with disabilities and businesses to connect.
  3. Developing technological tools and services for both developers and businesses.
  4. Contribute to the development of accessible web infrastructures, standards, and guidelines by engaging with open source and accessibility communities.

We are excited to share our roadmap and key initiatives for the near future!

  • Community Support Team

    Due: Q1 2021

    accessiBe is stepping up its support efforts and creating a dedicated team that aims to proactively search for accessiBe users, and connect with them to get feedback and provide technical support where the conversations happen. The team is made up of support, customer service, and accessibility experts.

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  • Joining W3C

    Due: Q1 2021

    By joining the W3C we want to participate and contribute to the creation and improvement of web accessibility standards and guidelines. We want to take part in the global efforts to educate developers, designers, and others in the web ecosystem on the importance of accessibility and inclusion.

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  • accessFind

    Due: Q2 2021

    The internet is where we order groceries, buy clothes, pay rent, find an electrician, and so much more. Millions of people with disabilities struggle to accomplish these tasks because less than 2% of websites are accessible and therefore too difficult to find. accessFind is here to change that.

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  • 4th Accessibility Testing Focus Group

    Due: Q3 2021

    We believe in continuous improvement of user experience and therefore we are recruiting our fourth testing group in order to increase the number of tests for accessiBe’s current products and those planned for the future. The group will be made up of a team leader and four people with various disabilities.

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  • a11y Agency Acquisition

    Due: Q3 2021

    As part of evolving into a full accessibility hub, we are looking to extend our knowledge, skills, and services by integrating a leading web accessibility consultancy, testing, and remediation agency into our current and future services and products.

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  • accessScan

    Due: Q3 2021

    Extending aCe’s capabilities (which focuses more on helping businesses understand where their compliance stands), by pivoting it to become a free working tool for solo-developers, webmasters, small teams, and technical business owners to be able to develop their website in-line with WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria, right from the get-go.

    accessScan will provide access to enterprise-grade tools, capabilities, and knowledge for free to anyone who’s interested in making their website more accessible.

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  • accessFlow

    Due: Q4 2021

    accessFlow is an all-in-one web accessibility platform for engineering teams, with the purpose of simplifying accessibility development in CI/CD pipelines and testing automation. This platform is designed to help bring enterprise-grade products and services to small and medium businesses who are interested in integrating correct accessibility practices into their technological stacks, at scale.

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  • Open-Source a11y Contribution

    Due: Q1 2022

    Taking part in making the web infrastructures as accessible as possible by joining open-source web systems and communities and contributing from our resources, knowledge, and products to the future of the open web.

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  • accessCampus

    Due: Q1 2022

    accessCampus is an educational accessibility hub that aims to make the knowledge for web accessibility accessible to everybody by providing training for engineering teams, business owners, and web designers. In addition, the campus will provide public speaking and lectures for organizations to raise awareness on the importance of web accessibility and inclusion.

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