“Of course, we work hard to make our applications accessible – not only as a legal requirement, but because we want the best possible experience for all of our users”
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (PRWEB) December 18, 2018
Modo Labs, developer of the world’s leading mobile engagement platform, has announced an extensive accessibility-focused upgrade to its product line. Modo’s latest accessibility advancements cover both the end-user experience – across native iOS and Android and desktop and mobile web – and the authoring and administrative experience. Building on nearly a decade of investments in accessibility, this release further expands Modo’s historic lead in usability for all.
“Today’s institutions and users expect a great experience for everyone, regardless of their physical capabilities,” says Pete Akins, Modo’s VP of Engineering. “It’s not enough for a software company to do the minimum, check-the-box level of work to pass an automated accessibility test or slap on a veneer of regulatory compliance. At Modo, we’ve always invested in creating products that are truly accessible from the ground up.” This includes the accessibility of Modo App Center™, the unified app creation, administration, analytics, and messaging system which customers use to build and manage their end-user apps.
To build on that industry-leading foundation, Modo invited Lucy Greco, Web Accessibility Evangelist at the University of California, Berkeley and a recognized leader in advancing digital experience accessibility, to lead a multi-day workshop. The workshop, presented earlier this year at Modo’s headquarters, included empathy-building exercises, demonstration of assistive technologies, and a detailed review of Modo’s software. Lucy also spoke at Modo’s annual Kurogo conference in June, educating customers and industry leaders on the necessity of accessible digital experiences.
One of those customers, Northern Arizona University, needed no further convincing. They chose Modo Campus® in part because it provided far better accessibility than its competitors. “Of course, we work hard to make our applications accessible – not only as a legal requirement, but because we want the best possible experience for all of our users,” says Jason Robinson, Experience Design Team Lead. “Modo takes accessibility seriously, and has been a great partner in this, working with us to move beyond ‘mandate’ and into a truly delightful experience. Modo’s publishing tools have allowed our team to focus on creating great experiences without having to worry about whether they would also be accessible. They’ve also helped us to understand the best ways to use their software, and have listened to our feedback about how to make their products even better.”
The accessibility of Modo’s software is detailed in its updated VPAT®, which covers the product’s adherence to WCAG technical guidelines and compliance with U.S. Section 508 and European EN 301 549 regulations and is available to Modo customers and partners. Modo’s latest accessibility-focused release, which further extends Modo’s longstanding advantage in delivering highly usable, powerfully engaging digital experiences to the broadest possible range of users, is available now.
About Modo Labs
Trusted by hundreds of universities and companies around the world, Modo Labs offers an enterprise-scale mobile engagement and communication platform that allows customers to quickly and easily create campus or workplace apps that engage students, staff, visitors, and prospects. By using Modo, our customers quickly unlock innovation and digitally transform their organizations by harnessing the domain skills of any person in their organization, regardless of technical skill set. For more information, visit https://modolabs.com/.