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EveryBill Launches Web Payment Platform With Accessibility for Users With Disabilities

March 23, 2017 | East Providence, RI – EveryBill LLC has released a major revision of its web payment collection product. The new version has been built from the ground up to ensure safe and convenient access for users with disabilities. It also offers a modern design, mobile compatibility, and a streamlined experience for all users.

“The Internet is supposed to be an equalizer,” said EveryBill CEO Justin Savage, “but as Web technology has become more complex, users with disabilities have been increasingly left out. We didn’t think that was fair and we want to be part of changing it.”

The updated payment platform, which helps a wide range of highly-regulated businesses accept payments online, is compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and adheres to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

EveryBill’s Director of Product Development Jacob Chase-Lubitz highlighted the regulatory context of the release. “The new Section 508 regulation issued in January requires all government agencies to adhere to WCAG 2.0 for public-facing websites,” he said, “and we have seen an increase in web accessibility-related lawsuits against businesses in the healthcare, financial, and institutional sectors.”

EveryBill offers the only product of this kind to achieve level AAA accessibility, the highest level defined by WCAG 2.0. Accessibility features include:

  • The ability to use the entire site without a mouse
  • Appropriate font sizes and contrast ratios
  • Seizure-safe design
  • Accommodations for custom browser settings
  • Compatibility with assistive devices like screen readers and braille devices

EveryBill is the only payment software company with membership in the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), and the only one to employ software engineers who hold Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) certification from IAAP.

About EveryBill – EveryBill LLC was founded in 2008 and is based in East Providence, RI. It builds Web-based enterprise payment management software for companies, particularly those operating in challenging regulatory or security environments and with unique business requirements.

Healthcare organizations interested in complying with web accessibility standards should click here.

Collections firms interested in complying with web accessibility standards should click here.

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2017-03-23T22:02:29+00:00

About the Author:

Jake is Director of Product Development and Director of Communications at EveryBill, where he leads the development of the company's innovative healthcare solutions. He has held marketing and communications positions for private organizations and public institutions in Boston, Providence, and Ramallah.