Website ADA Compliance
Everyone should be able to enjoy your website .
The internet is central to our daily lives, but for people with disabilities, the internet can be challenging to navigate.
Your website needs to be accessible to people with disabilities. Not only is this the right thing to do, but it’s the law. Having a website that’s not accessible can open you to lawsuits that have cost businesses and organizations thousands of dollars.
Accessibility is the law
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates accessibility for every business website and government-funded website.
Ensure your website is accessible to all
People with disabilities, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, have been filing lawsuits against businesses over website accessibility issues. Many of them have been winning.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), every business or government-funded website has to be accessible to people with disabilities. The Law prohibits discrimination based on disability by places of “public accommodation.” This includes websites owned by public entities as well as physical locations.
How does accessibility apply to websites?
When most people think of “accessibility” in terms of websites, they usually think of accessibility for the blind. But a truly accessible internet also includes assistance for people who are hearing impaired, have motor impairments, have difficulty with cognitive processes, or are overstimulated by motion, graphics, and lighting.
Screen reading tools, for example, rely on specific cues in the code on a page to help determine which information is most important. People with motor impairments may have difficulty interacting with a website where buttons and other clickable items aren’t large enough to be easily clicked. And when it comes to cognitive issues, consistency in text display becomes even more important.
How Can I Find Out if I Have an ADA-compliant Website?
If you want to take the first step in making sure your site meets the ADA standard for accessibility design, just ask us! We will run a full check of your site at no charge and let you know specifically which accessibility standards need to be addressed. Just click the button below the video, fill out the form, and we’ll get our complete report sent to you. Our check won’t catch everything, but it will give you a good idea of where you stand.
Accessibe is our preferred partner for ADA compliance
Watch this brief video to learn more.