Crow Wing County selected AudioEye, and their Ally Accessibility Platform, to assist in ensuring their public content is accessible for all.

Content editors are currently responsible for the website's accessibility, which involves manually reviewing text, pictures, links and other content to ensure they meet complex standards of accessibility.

The Ally Accessibility Platform continuously monitors the county's website based on current accessibility standards, automatically correcting certain issues while alerting staff.

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice published Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design, part of which stated electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.

"We viewed it as an opportunity to be proactive and do what's right, rather than what is required," county Information Technology Manager Jay Sikkink said in a news release.

County Administrative Services Director Deborah Erickson said, "Crow Wing County is committed to ensuring our website content is accessible."

For more information on the project or Ally Accessibility Platform, contact Marcus Cadena at 218-824-1368 or send an email to marcus.cadena@crowwing.us.