New OutSystems Capabilities Give Enterprises the Dev Tools They Need to Meet the Strategic Mandate on Digital Accessibility
The COVID-19 crisis has forced people to shift most of their work, education, and purchasing online, and that move has put the more than 1.3 billion people living with disabilities worldwide at risk. Today, OutSystems is announcing over 70 development accelerators that ensure web and mobile applications created on the OutSystems low-code development platform can comply with the highest accessibility standards and regulations.
As companies look to respond to these new demands, OutSystems is unique in enabling organizations to use their existing skills to quickly build accessible applications, while maintaining complete control over the user experience, and meeting the most demanding scalability and security requirements.
"Accessibility is all about inclusivity," said Bruce Buttles, Digital Channel Director of Humana. "At Humana, we strive to have our digital experiences available to all. There's never been a time in the history of app development where agility is more critical, and having accessibility built-in propels us towards this goal. The breadth of pre-built components makes a huge difference in how fast we can bring new solutions to market. It's one of the reasons we chose OutSystems, and I'm excited about how they constantly evolve the product to help me meet the needs of my customers."
"With various forms of shelter in place all over the globe, people now rely on digital services for almost everything from shopping and remote work to education and healthcare. It's now more important than ever to ensure these digital platforms are accessible to everyone," said Goncalo Gaiolas, VP of Product at OutSystems. "Building apps with great accessibility is a legal responsibility, but more importantly, it is a moral responsibility for app developers to ensure that everyone can perceive, navigate, and interact with your website or mobile app to get the services and products they need."
Today, accessibility is more than just a recommendation. Research shows that just one accessibility complaint costs organizations approximately $10K in investigation costs and in 2019, in just the U.S., one accessibility lawsuit was filed every business hour, often targeting the same companies over and over.
Launching new applications swiftly doesn't have to be at odds with ensuring they comply with the highest accessibility standards. This is why OutSystems added new accessibility capabilities to its state-of-the-art reactive model allowing developers to create accessible apps for web and mobile, while still ensuring full freedom of customization. In this release:
OutSystems is also joining the celebration of World Accessibility Awareness Day by hosting a webinar, "How to Build Accessible Apps Fast," that will show developers and IT leaders how they can use low-code to create accessible apps in just weeks. Register Here.
Learn more about these announcements in this blog post.
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