ADA Website Compliance
A number of our clients have been seeing a spike in threats and lawsuits relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website noncompliance. To serve this, we’ve launched a practice to address the need for website accessibility remediation services.
Remediation starts with an accessibility audit and then brings your website into compliance with standards of accessibility providing an accessible user experience for people with disabilities.
Our services include integrating web compliance evaluation and remediation services with assistive technology to make your site accessible and useful to people with disabilities.
Website accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with websites and applications by people with disabilities. When websites are correctly designed and developed, all users will have equal access to their information and functionality regardless of abilities.
Our team of expert website accessibility experts and programmers provide you technical support and troubleshooting throughout the ADA non-compliance remediation process.
By making your website compliant, your content becomes available to more people and benefits everyone by providing clearer navigation and improved usability.
An accessible website or application:
works with only a keyboard (no mouse),
works with screen readers,
can display information properly with 200 percent zoom,
contains captions for media
uses sufficient contrast between background and foreground
If you are a business that exists to benefit the public, a local or state government agency, or are a private employer with 15 or more employees, you should be compliant with the ADA regulations.
It’s not just visual impairments that need to be considered when making your website compliant with the law. Some of the more common website accessibility issues affect individuals with hearing impairments and those who are unable to use a mouse and must navigate with a keyboard, touchscreen, or voice recognition software. For those with hearing impairments, the issue is often that audio content on the website does not include closed captioning, or that images do not include captions. You may need to build your website to properly interact with any adaptive software or technology designed for accessibility purposes.
If you are concerned about your organization’s risk of an ADA lawsuit, contact us for a complimentary risk assessment of your website. If you have already been sued, we can partner with your attorney to help you through the process.
Contact us today to see how we can help your website conform more closely to recognized web accessibility standards.