Oleb Media: Web Accessibility for an Inclusive Society

Belo Miguel Cipriani, Founder
Web accessibility is the key to creating a more inclusive society by ensuring everyone has equal access to jobs, housing, and education. Unfortunately, the idea of web accessibility often goes unnoticed by the world, making it difficult for people with disabilities to utilize the online world and its bounty of resources.

Belo Miguel Cipriani realized the pain firsthand when he was unexpectedly thrown into the world of blindness. The sudden loss of vision changed the way how Cipriani used to perceive everything around him; he realized the importance of digital accessibility to keep abreast of the world. Cipriani decided to become an advocate for people with disability. And this thought led to the inception of Oleb Media, a company making businesses digitally inclusive. The company helps organizations— that lack the internal resources and time to address accessibility testing and remediation needs—meet federal and state accessibility requirements.

“I have a Doctorate degree in Education with a focus on digital inclusion and have been working and researching in this field for years now. This has given us the impetus to create comprehensive training programs and courses regarding digital accessibility. We work with many universities and learning organizations to incorporate accessibility training into their ecosystems,” says Cipriani, Founder Oleb Media.

The majority of Oleb Media’s products and services are developed in response to the requirements expressed by its clients. This has enabled the company to broaden the scope of its offerings.

Today, Oleb Media has a lot of customers involved in producing content or creating technology. This has prompted the company to offer accessibility help desk support or a fixed-cost service level agreement (SLA) to guarantee a fast response to customer queries. This service is designed to help the most common accessibility needs, like general accessibility queries, checking new websites or apps, and supporting websites, apps or documents. Oleb Media also conducts eBook testing for clients in the publishing industry.
It offers an accessibility design review that enables organizations in the website or app design stage to ensure their digital projects address the accessibility requirements. Oleb Media also identifies common pitfalls that impact the user experience for people with disabilities. This service is available for websites and mobile apps.

“The goal is to help clients create content to better engage this massive demographic,” says Cipriani.

Oleb Media takes a novel approach to assisting clients in resolving their problems. When clients approach the company with a specific need, they are met by the team’s proactive mindset. This not only aids a client in resolving their current issue but reduces the likelihood of a similar situation in the future. For instance, a private university requires assistance to comply with the digital accessibility requirements. Oleb Media helped the client achieve this goal. But the partnership escalated to the next stage when the university utilized Oleb Media’s leanings to make accessibility an integral part of their curriculum.


We work with many universities and learning organizations to incorporate accessibility training into their ecosystems

What distinguishes Oleb Media is its ability to evolve with the market and clients’ requirements. The company is currently making great strides to ensure accessibility for virtual reality. It also plans to release classes on social media and newsletter accessibility.

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every four adults in the U.S. faces some disability. Given this statistic, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that the need for web accessibility is going to be higher in the coming years, and businesses have to integrate it within their corporate strategy. A partner like Oleb Media can be of great help in this regard.

Company
Oleb Media

Headquarters
Minneapolis, MN

Management
Belo Miguel Cipriani, Founder

Description
The company helps organizations—that lacks the internal resources and time to address accessibility testing and remediation needs—meet federal and state accessibility requirements.The majority of Oleb Media’s products and services are developed in response to the requirements expressed by its clients.

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