Enhancing Digital Accessibility for People with Disabilities

C-Hear is a new audio annotation system that provides users with disabilities a richer and more rewarding experience as they navigate the Web. The innovative technology allows content creators to incorporate audio information into image files, adding greater value to content previously inaccessible to users with disabilities.

C-Hear opens up numerous new possibilities for people with disabilities, 19% of which are in the United States alone. With this groundbreaking new technology, the inherent limitations of visual content can largely be eliminated.

Not Just for the Visually impaired

Audio embedded into images can serve many purposes. People with difficulty processing visual cues or understanding facial expressions can benefit considerably from C-Hear, given the system’s ability to add descriptors to images and other visual content.

C-Hear can also provide details about the content of the image, instructions for use, copyright notices, attributions and other information that wouldn’t otherwise be included.

A Feasible Alternative to Video

In many ways, C-Hear files present a more practical and convenient alternative to video. The system is much cheaper than video production and editing equipment, and there is virtually no learning curve. Furthermore, content created with C-Hear files are much smaller than video, so there will be no issues with buffering and slow loading.

Benefits for eCommerce Websites

Audio descriptions aren’t just useful for the visually impaired. The system also helps users of eCommerce websites to have a more thorough understanding of the content and images posted, and enjoy a more rewarding overall experience. eCommerce websites with C-Hear will be able to reach previously untapped markets and provide better service to their customers.

C-Hear is committed to providing a website experience that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We aim to comply with all applicable standards, including WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards up to level AA. If you experience any difficulty in accessing any part of this website, please contact us by emailing d.rafaty@c-hear.com or calling 800-760-0620.

If you are interested in learning more about this innovative technology, contact us. C-Hear is a startup located in Dallas, Texas, committed to providing a unique website experience accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of ability.

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