Avoid costly lawsuits by making your website compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Is your website ADA compliant? Are you wondering if your website is? Well, we’re here to tell you how important this component is (and potentially save you thousands of dollars and being sued).
In short, in Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act websites are included in “places of public accommodation.” If your website has a significant amount of inaccessible components, it can be seen as discriminatory against persons with disabilities and in turn, in violation of Title III of the ADA.
In order for your website to be ADA compliant, it needs to be accessible to those with disabilities.
Meaning, from a technical standpoint is your website functional for people with disabilities – is your content accessible, does the website have clean code, will they be able to navigate the site effectively, is the color contrasting ratio okay, are there audio descriptions for photo and video content, etc.
Now you’re probably wondering how you can make your website accessible so you don’t end up with a lawsuit on your desk. Our web design team can help!
We’ll run a scan on your website and see if it fits within the ADA’s standards. And yes, then we can help fix the areas that don’t comply with these guidelines. While updating your website to become ADA compliant can be a process, it will save you from a lawsuit and having to make your website accessible anyways.
Additionally, it doesn’t matter if you plan to take these steps soon, the ADA is a strict liability law which means there are no excuses or defenses for violations, so we recommend addressing these website updates before you have an issue.
If you’re ready to get started or have questions for our experts, give us a call.