SOURCE: AudioEye, Inc.

July 15, 2014 08:28 ET

Vail School District Launches 20 U.S. Public School Websites With Audio Internet® Platform in Time for New School Year

Southern Arizona District Becomes First in U.S. to Launch Audio Internet® Platform That Provides Free Accessibility Tools to Mobile and Website Users With Disabilities

TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2014) - AudioEye®, Inc. (OTCQB: AEYE) ("AudioEye"), creator of the Audio Internet® patented audio browsing and automated publishing technology platform, today announced that the Company has launched 1 preschool, 10 elementary school, 7 junior high school, and 3 high school websites, along with 1 Administrative website in the Vail School District, each of which incorporates AudioEye's patented technology that supports access to the websites for users with disabilities.

The sites now feature AudioEye's Audio Internet platform, which fully complies with federal laws regarding Internet accessibility, including the 21st Century Communications Act and Sections 504 and 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Compliance is achieved by providing a screen reader accelerator for users that are visually impaired and additional tools tailored for users of the websites (faculty, students and parents) that may be deaf, amputees, paralyzed, dyslexic, suffering from low vision or low hearing, and those with learning disabilities. Vail School District, through its early adoption, developed a complete solution for schools and its school district websites and mobile sites that leverages technology to increase visibility and accessibility of online content and the utilities they make available to all users. Vail has taken comprehensive action to meet federal regulations regarding website and mobile site accessibility for all users, regardless of any disabilities they may have.

"There are approximately 85,000 public school websites in the U.S. that we are prepared to address with our Audio Internet platform," observed Nathaniel Bradley, Chief Executive Officer of AudioEye, Inc. "These schools must now comply with federal mandates on their Internet sites and in their e-learning applications. Our patented Audio Internet® technology provides school districts a solution that is affordable and delivers a new medium of communication for all users of their websites, including those with disabilities. Audio Internet provides increased reach, utility and convenience for students, faculty and parents seeking critical web-based educational, safety and administrative information."

"We deeply appreciate the partnership with AudioEye and its commitment to bring all levels of communications to users with disabilities," stated Calvin Baker, Superintendent of the Vail School District. "This service will be valuable to our students and their families."

The sites launched today include:

Fine Arts: 1

Vail Theatre of the Arts - http://vtota.vail.k12.az.us/

Preschool: 1

Vail Inclusive Preschool - http://vip.vail.k12.az.us/

Elementary Schools: 10

Acacia Elementary - http://aca.vail.k12.az.us/
Civano Community School K-8 - http://civ.vail.k12.az.us/
Cottonwood Elementary - http://cwe.vail.k12.az.us/
Desert Willow Elementary - http://dwe.vail.k12.az.us/
Esmond Station K-8 - http://es.vail.k12.az.us/
Mesquite Elementary - http://mes.vail.k12.az.us/
Ocotillo Ridge Elementary - http://ore.vail.k12.az.us/
Senita Valley Elementary - http://sve.vail.k12.az.us/
Sycamore Elementary - http://syc.vail.k12.az.us/
Vail Academy and High School - http://vahs.vail.k12.az.us/

Middle Schools: 5 (7 if schools on the Elementary and/or High school list are included)

Corona Foothills Middle School - http://cfms.vail.k12.az.us/
Desert Sky Middle School - http://dsms.vail.k12.az.us/
Esmond Station K-8 - http://es.vail.k12.az.us/
Old Vail Middle School - http://ovms.vail.k12.az.us/
Rincon Vista Middle School - http://rvms.vail.k12.az.us/
Vail Academy and High School - http://vahs.vail.k12.az.us/
Vail Digital Learning Program - http://vdlp.vail.k12.az.us/

High Schools: 3 (5 if schools on the Elementary and/or Middle school list are included)

Andrada Polytechnic High School - http://aphs.vail.k12.az.us/
Cienega High School - http://chs.vail.k12.az.us/
Pantano High School - http://www.vail.k12.az.us/pantano/
Vail Academy and High School - http://vahs.vail.k12.az.us/
Vail Digital Learning Program - http://vdlp.vail.k12.az.us/

About Vail School District

Founded in 1903, the Vail School District was once a ranching community with a one-room schoolhouse. Today, the Vail School District continues to serve the community with the old-fashioned values of hard work and high standards, while utilizing modern technologies and state-of-the-art methodologies.

Because the Vail/SE Tucson region of Southern Arizona has experienced immense residential and commercial growth over the past decade, the Vail School District is now one of the fastest-growing districts in Arizona. At present, the Vail School District is comprised of seven elementary schools, four middle schools, three comprehensive high schools, a nontraditional high school, four charter schools and two online programs. Over 12,000 students are currently enrolled in grades K-12.

The Vail School District is careful to continuously scrutinize what is best for students and families in light of ever-changing cultural and generational paradigms. For example, because digital technology has greatly impacted the lives of families across the country, the Vail School District strives to ensure that teachers, parents, and students have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom, the workplace, and the larger global community. For additional information please visit Vail School District's websites at http://www.vail.k12.az.us/ or http://www.beyondtextbooks.org.

About AudioEye, Inc.

Incorporated in 2005, AudioEye focuses on working to improve the mobility, usability and accessibility of all Internet-based content through the development, sale, licensing and use of its proprietary accessibility technologies. Audio Internet® is a technology that utilizes patented architecture to deliver a fully accessible audio equivalent of a visual or mobile website in a compliant format that can be navigated, utilized, interacted with and transacted from, without the use of a monitor or mouse, by individuals with visual impairments. For individuals with hearing impairments, the Audio Internet® provides captioning for websites, and the challenges of reaching those with other impairments are also addressed by the technology platform.

Complete with an ever-growing suite of utilities tailored to the needs of different disabled users, the AudioEye® Audio Internet® Accessibility Platform is a fully scalable cloud-based solution designed and developed to meet the needs and compliance mandates for an ever-growing demographic.

AudioEye's common stock trades on the OTCQB under the symbol "AEYE". Please visit http://www.audioeye.com for more information.

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