Logan, UT – Oct. 02, 2019 – Pope Tech, a leading provider of automated web accessibility scanning, announced today the merger of its accessibility and web design brands. Both brands will now operate as one entity under the Pope Tech name.
With the merger of its two brands, Pope Tech will no longer provide custom web development services. It will instead be shifting its focus to web accessibility and Pope Tech’s automated scanning platform powered by WAVE.
“In the last year, we have seen our web accessibility scanning platform launch and mature into something that has already helped thousands of websites improve their web accessibility,” said Jay Pope, president of Pope Tech. “Merging our brands allows us to consolidate our offerings to focus completely on web accessibility. We are excited by the impact we can have with this updated focus.”
Pope Tech also reassured existing customers that they will continue to receive the same services and support under the Pope Tech brand as before. Speaking to this point, Mark Pope (a Pope Tech partner and director of business development) said, “We are still the same company. The scanning platform is the same platform and uses the same WAVE engine. All existing employees will continue to operate in their same roles and positions under the Pope Tech brand. We are now a more consolidated organization and better positioned to serve our customers’ current and future web accessibility scanning needs.”
Pope Tech outlined some of its planned features for 2020 along with its increased emphasis on higher education. “While our goal is to help improve accessibility for all types of organizations, we are looking for ways to be more impactful for our higher education clients this upcoming year.” said Jay Pope. Among Pope Tech’s announced features for 2020 were new modules designed to specifically enhance its offerings to higher education, including integration with Canvas, scanning PDFs, and customized reporting.
About Pope Tech
Founded in 2010, Pope Tech is a family company whose mission is to significantly improve web accessibility for as many people as possible by empowering web creators in making websites accessible to people with disabilities. The Pope Tech philosophy is people over products, education over sales, and accessibility over compliance. The changes announced today will allow Pope Tech to align its offerings more closely with that philosophy and mission.