The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been a law since 1990. Whilst it was initially designed to ensure people with disabilities had reasonable access to brick-and-mortar stores, it is now being interpreted to include websites.
We are now seeing lawsuits being filed against businesses for their failure to ensure their websites are accessible. The plaintiff usually wins these lawsuits and fines of thousands of dollars are handed out to the business, not to mention the additional costs of having the website be remade to comply with the ADA.
Don’t make the same mistake. Stay ahead of the curve and get an ADA-compliant website today!
Who is required to be ADA compliant?
Most businesses will be required to be ADA compliant, there are very few exceptions. If either of the following apply, your business website must be ADA compliant:
- Any business relying on the public for their benefit
- Private companies that have 15 or more employees
Even if your business does not meet this criteria, it’s still a good idea to have an ADA compliant website.
1 in 4 adults in the US, that’s over 60 million people, have some sort of disability. Don’t lose out on potential business because your website wasn’t accessible.
How DIS Can Help
The team at DIS can ensure your website is ADA compliant with the following procedures:
- Make sure text is easily readable, resizable, and has an appropriate contrast ratio.
- Check for contrast issues and change colors to comply with WCAG 2.0 guidelines.
- Check images for missing ALT text and correct it, this is to ensure screen readers can accurately describe images.
- Provide transcripts for video and audio content.
- Ensure all website functions and content are accessible by keyboard use only.
And much, much more. These are only the most noteworthy changes that could be made. There are many more smaller changes needed to make a website ADA compliant.
Become ADA Compliant Today
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