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Page B8 JULY 2022 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on B Scan QR for our website 1-888-792-9315 • mymortuarycooler.com Mortuary Coolers starting at $5,899 panies of all sizes. Businesses struggle to keep up with the changing standards and the financial investment needed to maintain an accessible website — not to mention the ongoing cost of updates to meet evolving ADA requirements. “Tribute Technology saw the need to provide an option for a cost-effective accessibility solution for owners of funeral homes, crematories, and cemeteries. We know many of our clients do not have the time or bandwidth to deal with these issues, and we want to make sure we support them with an easy way to address accessibility and lower their risk of a lawsuit,” said Tribute Technology CEO Matt Frazer. “As soon as I saw what UserWay’s technology was capable of, I knew we needed to share this opportunity with all our clients and partners. We care deeply about the businesses who have chosen to work with us, and we want to make sure they have access to the best technology out there.” Over 60 million Americans — and over 1 billion people worldwide — live with some type of disability, which includes vision loss, dyslexia, and mobility issues. With so many different circumstances that can affect a website user’s accessibility, it would take a significant investment for an individual firm to address all these issues. UserWay offers over 80 accessibility functions and supports over 40 languages. Utilizing its software is as simple as adding a line of code to a website, which generates a widget that adds a layer of accessibility to a website. This process moves quickly, meaning a website can begin to be substantially more compliant within minutes. “The development of UserWay’s widget began in 2016 when we set out to make one of the world’s largest freelance e-markets accessible,” said Allon Mason, founder and CEO of UserWay. “We quickly found that modern technology could support a new approach to accessibility integrating an on-page widget with automation and frictionless delivery of professional services.” Online ADA compliance requires specialized legal and technical expertise. Tribute Technology’s official partnership with UserWay gives funeral professionals confidence that they have the most advanced technology and ADA expertise available to them. Over half of UserWay’s staff consists of developers, an in-house legal team that specializes in accessibility laws, staffmembers with disabilities who test the software, and data scientists compiling information from over 1 million websites. The UserWay team is constantly monitoring its widget and updates its code every week. UserWay stands behind its product and even offers clients access to its legal team and a $10,000 guarantee to any firm facing web accessibility litigation while using its AI-Powered Pro Widget. Tribute Technology delivers this innovative product through its network of Premier Partners, including leading providers such as FrontRunner Professional, MKJ Marketing, SRS Computing, Funeral Tech, CFS, and others. Owners who are interested in learning more about UserWay and its exclusive partnership with Tribute Technology are encouraged to visit www.tributetech.com/accessibility. Tribute Technology Announces Partnership with UserWay to Ensure Funeral Home Websites Are Accessible to All MIDDLETON,WI— On top of the many challenges already facing funeral homes, crematories, and cemeteries in today’s climate, many firms are now being targeted by litigation focusing on website accessibility issues. To address this critical issue, Tribute Technology is announcing an official partnership with innovative online accessibility provider UserWay to help firms find an affordable solution that works. Creating and maintaining websites that meet federal accessibility standards is a critical issue for all industries and comPolyguard & Co LLC Acquires Vantage Products Corporation AFTON,WY— Polyguard & Co LLC, a manufacturer-distributor of lightweight burial containers, acquired Vantage Products Corporation, founded in 1978. On June 6, 2022, the official announcement was made in Covington, GA. Marvin Lee Schwab, president of Polyguard & Co LLC, said, “This is an exciting time for Polyguard & Co. Vantage Products has been a premier supplier of lightweight burial containers in the death care industry for decades…by acquiring Vantage, Polyguard & Co LLC now has a greater capacity to service funeral industry professionals in the ever-growing lightweight burial container segment.” Schwab went on to say, “Polyguard & Co will continue to offer the Vantage line-up of burial containers. The Vantage products, coupled with the current product line offered by Polyguard & Co, will give us the ability to service a broader base of customers.” The motto, “Serving those who Serve,” continues to drive their focus on providing unmatched service to death care professionals domestically and globally. Founded in 1984, Polyguard & Co LLC is a family-owned and operated company that initially serviced death care professionals regionally. They have grown into a national company servicing locations in all 50 states and Canada. For more information visit www.polyguardvaults.com or call 800-654-1067. Gather Rolls Out KeepTrack™ System – the New Chain of Custody Solution maker that can help safeguard reputations and build more trust for every funeral home out there.” KeepTrack™ is a simple system that consists of both software and hardware. Here is how funeral homes can use KeepTrack™ for more accurate body tracking: • Step 1: Each decedent is securely tracked using a strong, durable, and fireproof tag with a unique laser-engraved QR code. • Step 2: Scan the QR code on the tag using any mobile device with a camera (smartphone, tablet, etc.) any time a step in the preparation process is completed, and the tasks will be tracked within Gather’s software system to keep your entire team up-to-date. • Step 3: Each KeepTrack™ comes with a keepsake medallion that the family can scan to keep track of the arrangement progress, help complete tasks, and view their loved one’s permanent Remember page. Gather is an innovative, all-in-one funeral home software company that helps hundreds of funeral homes with case management, live streaming, custom websites and body tracking. They love funeral directors and firmly believe that helping families through the loss of a loved one is one of the noblest professions. Their vision is to give funeral directors a seamless solution that helps both the funeral home and the families they serve. For more information on KeepTrack™ or to get started, visit https:// gather.app/product/keeptrack/ or call 866-313-1601. BOISE,ID— Gather has announced the release of KeepTrack™, the highly requested body tracking solution that offers a better way for funeral homes to protect their reputation. “Our team wanted to focus on building a chain of custody solution that will truly help funeral directors get more sleep at night,” says Zach Chatterton, CEO of Gather. “We believe that KeepTrack™ will be the difference-