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SSB BART Group Receives $40 Million Strategic Growth Investment from JMI Equity

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VIENNA, VA – April 24, 2017 – SSB BART Group, the leader in digital accessibility solutions in the United States, announced today a strategic growth investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies. SSB BART Group, which will launch its new corporate brand as Level Access in the coming months, has 20 years of experience and a robust client roster that includes some of the world’s best known brands, educational institutions, and federal, state, and local government agencies. SSB’s cloud-based, scalable SaaS, the Accessibility Management Platform (AMP), allows companies to manage their accessibility… Read More

SSB BART Group Acquires Evaluera Ltd

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Expanding SSB BART Group’s Reach to the United Kingdom and EU Vienna, Virginia – [October 17, 2016] – SSB BART Group (SSB), the leader in digital accessibility in the United States announces the acquisition of Evaluera Ltd, a UK-based digital accessibility company. SSB brings 20 years of experience in the digital accessibility space in the U.S. with a robust client roster that includes government agencies and higher education, as well as some of the world’s best-known brands in banking, telecommunications, healthcare, software and retail. SSB’s Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) is a cloud-based, scalable SaaS that allows companies to manage accessibility across the… Read More

If Everything is Urgent, Nothing is Urgent

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AT CSUN 2015 I had the pleasure of attending many great sessions. As an Accessibility Consultant myself, a quote from the session titled “Targeting an Exceptional Online Shopping Experience” really resonated with me; “if everything is urgent, nothing is urgent”. Accessibility Consultants for presented a mature testing and development approach to digital accessibility within an agile environment.   The team showcased the importance and success of partnering with the user experience (UX) teams within the organization through support and consultation ranging from wireframe reviews, pattern libraries and assistive technology testing to name a few. It is a valiant trait of… Read More

AMP for Mobile Is Here!

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We’re pleased to announce the launch of Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) for Mobile, SSB’s automated testing engine for native mobile applications (iOS and Android) and mobile web content.  Designed in collaboration with IBM, the new mobile testing engine is seamlessly integrated within the Accessibility Management Platform (AMP), adding the ability to perform on-device automated testing of mobile systems to AMP’s turnkey solution for managing all facets of an organization’s digital accessibility initiative. AMP for Mobile incorporates the IBM AbilityLab™ Mobile Accessibility Checker into the AMP infrastructure, allowing organizations to deploy automated testing of mobile applications and content directly within their agile mobile development and delivery… Read More

Compliance Monitor – Comprehensive Reporting

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In my last two posts I covered the launch of Compliance Monitor, SSB’s new turnkey monitoring solution for full regulatory compliance with digital accessibility laws, as well as the testing methodology utilized by Compliance Monitor to ensure complete regulatory coverage.  In this post I’ll highlight a few of the custom reports available to Compliance Monitor users. Successful accessibility initiatives demand comprehensive reports that are tailored to specific roles within an organization – from sponsoring executive to implementing developer. Compliance Monitor provides detailed reports across a number of parameters, including percentages of compliance with standards, best practices for addressing all identified… Read More

Compliance Monitor – Complete Regulatory Coverage

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Last week I posted about the launch of Compliance Monitor, SSB’s new turnkey monitoring solution for full regulatory compliance with digital accessibility laws, regulations and standards.  In this post I’ll get into a little more detail about the Compliance Monitor testing methodology. When it comes to digital accessibility compliance, automated testing only solves a small piece of the puzzle. For full regulatory compliance coverage, manual code-level validation and functional use case testing are also required. This includes ensuring the system can, in practice, be effectively used by individuals with disabilities. Without this full scope of testing, regulatory or legal conformance… Read More

Compliance Monitor – A Turnkey Compliance Solution

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SSB is excited to announce the launch of Compliance Monitor, our turnkey monitoring solution for full regulatory compliance with digital accessibility laws, regulations and standards, including the ADA, WCAG, CVAA, AODA, Mandate 376 and Section 508 on a continuous basis. The Problem You need to ensure that your site or application is compliant with leading accessibility laws and standards. To do that you need to test it. You can start with an automated tool, but for full regulatory compliance coverage you also need manual and functional use case test­ing. It’s the only way to be sure that the vital requirements… Read More

AMP Spring 2014 is Here!

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News from the Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) Product Team: SSB BART Group is pleased to announce the launch of The Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) Spring 2014 release. This release will occur end of day, April 09, 2014, and all AMP users will be automatically upgraded to the latest version of AMP. If your organization has an individual instance of AMP such as or is currently self-hosting AMP, your AMP administrator will be contacted in order to schedule an upgrade to the AMP Spring 2014 version. While various new capabilities are available with this latest upgrade, SSB BART Group would… Read More

Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) Summer 2013 Released

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SSB BART Group is pleased to announce the release of Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) Summer 2013.  AMP Summer 2013 provides a new and improved user interface (UI), featuring design innovations and functionality upgrades that enhance the overall usability, efficiency and aesthetics of the platform. Highlights of the new version include: A Fresh Look and Feel – The product team at SSB BART Group implemented a thorough design and development review to ensure the success of the new UI. AMP navigation has been enhanced throughout the application as a whole. Most significantly, the refinement of the main navigational structure is aimed… Read More

Mobile Best Practices and Auditing Capabilities with the Accessibility Management Platform

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Many organizations now offer mobile applications and websites to their end users. With this relatively recent shift away from providing strictly non-mobile websites and applications, organizations should be aware that mobile applications are generally covered by the same accessibility standards as non-mobile software and web content. The Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) offered by SSB BART Group (SSB) provides mobile best practices and auditing capabilities for both the Android OS and iOS.  Organizations should aim to stay ahead of the curve by ensuring that their mobile applications and mobile websites meet the accessibility requirements of standards such as Section 508 and… Read More

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