About 16% of the world population suffers from some form of disability and a large part of the World Wide Web (~97%) is not accessible to them. According to Article 9 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, access for persons with disabilities to new information and communications technologies including the Internet should be promoted with an early focus from design and development stages. Infosys Accessibility Platform is an AI-powered end-to-end accessibility solution that addresses this issue and enables enterprises to plan their web accessibility and inclusivity strategy early while fulfilling legal, economic, as well as corporate social responsibility. This platform helps enterprises charter into a territory that has remained predominantly untouched over the years, thereby increasing the company’s reach and its user base, along with attaining better compliance with governmental regulations

How is Infosys delivering value through Accessibility Solution?


The Infosys Accessibility Platform strives for accessible and inclusive digital channels and an inclusive enterprise. By enabling the users with different needs to perform activities efficiently, it increases customer reach and brand loyalty of the enterprise. The platform checks the accessibility quotient of PDF documents and leverages built-in intelligence based on accessibility parameters for HTML elements as well as contextual semantic content in the webpages to analyze the accessibility rules and crawling of webpages. The platform also checks for web accessibility compliance to W3C standards such as WCAG 2.1, WCAG 2.0, WCAG 1.0 as well as country-specific accessibility requirements like Section 508 of US, DDA of Australia, DDA of UK, ADA of the US, AODA of Canada, etc. The platform includes browser and CI-CD plugins, audit tool, Jira integrator as well as AI-powered content sensitivity and remediation utility and a color contrast checker. it provides a comprehensive report along with recommendations in Excel and PDF formats as well as overlay reports for faster remediation.


Challenges & Solutions

Infosys Accessibility Platform is an end-to-end enterprise-ready accessibility and inclusivity solution powered by AI matching international standards. The platform supports multiple digital channels including web, mobile, and PDF with intuitive and consolidated reports including VPAT.

Infosys Accessibility Platform is built on accessibility by design principles where accessibility is ensured early in the life cycle using increased awareness, design principles, IDE plugin, CI-CD, and browser plugins which can be used during design and build phases. The outcome is accessible and inclusive digital applications resulting in improved time to market with considerable cost savings.

Multiple reporting options like HTML overlay, Excel, and PDF reports are included with remediation suggestions targeting business users and developers. Code Snippets are added in reports to help trace the issues

The platform features separate modules for browser extensions, which when installed in the browser, helps users perform accessibility assessment for websites