Acquia, the US-based digital experience software provider, has completed its acquisition of Monsido, a website accessibility and optimization solution, for an undisclosed sum.
The deal expands the capabilities of Acquia’s flagship digital experience platform (DXP) product. Acquia said it makes its DXP offering the only leading platform with a full solution for building digital experiences that comply with accessibility legislation and guidelines.
Acquia bought Monsido from CivicPlus, a public sector software vendor. CivicPlus will continue serving its US municipal government customers as a reseller of Monsido.
The purchase brings Monsido’s team in the US, UK, Australia and Denmark into Acquia, including two Monsido co-founders.
Steve Reny, Acquia’s chief executive, said Monsido supports the company’s “mission of building an inclusive digital future”. He added that it enables Acquia’s customers to “provide web experiences that serve all of their users.”
The deal comes as fewer than 10 per cent of websites fully comply with accessibility standards, according to research firm IDC. Stricter regulation, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and upcoming European rules, also mandates vendors to address accessibility.
Acquia said its platform now offers a solution for delivering websites that meet modern digital content guidelines and comply with web accessibility legislation.
Monsido works with any content management system, including Drupal, the open-source CMS that underpins Acquia’s DXP. Monsido is available as part of Acquia’s platform or as a standalone product.