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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Access for Everyone: Empower Technologies' Accessible Comparison Shopping Service is an accessible comparison shopping service developed to create “equal access for everyone” with emphasis on the inclusion of more than 130 million individuals in the U.S. with special needs due to aging and disabilities. The service also provides an exceptional procurement solution for the communities, government agencies and educational institutions mandated to follow federal, state and local regulations when purchasing technology equipment.

The accessible comparison shopping site is the largest of its kind and provides over 25 million general merchandise products categorized and presented through a user interface developed to appropriately interact with Assistive Technology (AT) devices such as screen readers, magnifiers and alternative input devices used by individuals with limited functionality or disabilities in the home, educational or workplace environment. The service has been designed using state-of-the-art tools and practices to ensure compliance with Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act ( and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the International community that develops standards to lead the Web to its full potential (

To expand the Website’s reach, and to fulfill its interest in giving back to the community that supports the aging population and individuals with disabilities, the company is offering an affiliate marketing program with which it will share revenues with other Websites interested in promoting the shopping service. The program will allow both commercial and non-profit organizations the opportunity to generate revenue from by simply placing an affiliate badge on their Websites.

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