Carolyn Akinyemi - Review & testimonial
We have Carolyn from GDA consulting. I'm very happy that you took the time to jump on this call and answer a couple of questions. We appreciate it. And I guess I'll just get things going by asking you first and foremost, what made you look for an accessibility solution for your clients?
Well, I used to be a sign language interpreter, which opened up my eyes to the challenges people face when they have disabilities and are trying to access services. And then, with COVID restrictions, everything moving online, I just wanted to do something to help level the playing field.
Yeah, I know, that's a great answer. I mean, the transition, for now, it's like the world was so reliant on the internet before, and now with COVID, everything is online; everything shifted the whole world. So totally understandable.
I guess just the next question naturally would be why is it so important for you to make your clients' websites accessible?
Because it's right because it's inclusive and helps the business owners protect themselves from very expensive lawsuits for not being compliant.
I'm really happy that you've mentioned the inclusive part before the legal part. A lot of people mentioned it the other way around. Many people forget that web accessibility at the end of the day provides an inclusive environment for people with disabilities in some way, shape, or form are affected by inaccessible websites and are hindered from using them. So I guess, lastly, what made you choose to partner up with accessiBe?
It was your AI component. That's what swung it for me and impressed me. It's so much more comprehensive than just having overlays and so much more cost-effective than stripping out the whole site and rebuilding it from scratch.
Totally, yeah. I appreciate that. And thank you so much for jumping on to these few questions. We appreciate you and all the best; happy holidays, Merry Christmas, happy new years.