The web is for everyone, but unfortunately, it’s not always built that way. If your website isn’t compliant to ADA/WCAG standards, you’re not only closing off your business to those with disabilities – but you might also be opening yourself up to litigation.
What is ADA Compliance?
“The Department of Justice (DOJ) published the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a set of Standards for Accessible Design in Fall of 2010. These standards state that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.”
Due to this act, a set of web-related guidelines were created to help developers follow a path to better accessibility. These guidelines also known as the (WCAG) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines cover a wide range of recommendations for developers.
Making usability a better experience for those with disabilities, which includes poor vision and blindness, hearing loss and deafness, speech disabilities, limited movements, photo-hypersensitivity and any combination of these. These guidelines address accessibility of web content on mobile devices, laptops, desktops and tablets.
Our team of experienced ADA compliant experts can help your website meet the current WCAG guideline. Whether you were just served with a lawsuit or trying to prevent potential litigation, VBM Advancement experts can create a web accessibility compliance solution that is right for your business, timeline, and budget.
We can help you achieve ADA compliance!
Currently, the number of website accessibility lawsuits is increasing, and all websites are at risk for being sued if they do not demonstrate they are accessible to people with disabilities, this includes any website formatting, content written, video, or audio.
The number of lawsuits filed against businesses in 2018 for not being ADA compliant has risen 181% compared to 2017. This includes local businesses, large corporations, and even universities. Don't be next!
In the US there are over 38.3 million people with severe disabilities. These potential clients might not be able to have access to your website. Becoming compliant can help!
Does ADA apply to small businesses?
Businesses such as Netflix and Beyonce’s media company have already faced ADA compliance lawsuits. The current administration’s decision to stop drafting rules for website ADA compliance leaves the marketplace vulnerable to a potential tidal wave of legal action. The best protection is good prevention. Request our ADA analysis today to identify the changes needed to make your website compliant. Avoid a potential lawsuit.
How is my site affected if I get sued?
Apart from the obvious time consuming and costly administrating work being involved with any legal action, some websites having already experienced ADA lawsuits levied against them now have ugly disclaimers front and center on their homepage pushing down valuable information about their actual business below the fold, which is a form of slow-death for website content.
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We are here to help!
Our team will evaluate your website’s accessibility needs, determine your priorities, and work with you to create a path to ADA compliance. Our accessibility consulting services will assess your current accessibility and define a road map to creating a robust accessibility program.
Working to help you and your business be ADA/WCAG compliant.