Don’t wait until you’re sued to do something about ADA compliance.

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) is a civil rights law signed in 1990, protecting Americans with disabilities from discrimination in any aspect of public life. These protections include provisions to ensure businesses, government buildings and any public or private space that is open to the public are accessible to those with disabilities. With the advent of the internet, the ADA has been interpreted to also include web accessibility by the Department of Justice and United States courts, ensuring those with disabilities can easily access and navigate business websites.

The ADA itself does not have specific guidelines about website accessibility, but the current standards used are established by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The WCAG guidance ensures your website content is created and displayed in a way that makes it accessible to users who are blind, deaf or who use assistive technologies like screen readers or voice navigation to interact with your website.

Our expert web development team can review your site and complete a full compliance conversion, making sure your site is accessible and your business is safe.

ADA compatibility guidelines established by the WCAG:

Easy to view for everyone

Your website must be perceivable to those with visual impairments can read your content with assistive technologies.

Screen Reader Accessible

Your website must be operable so your site is easy to navigate even for those with disabilities who may use tools like keyboard accessibility.

Readability for Everyone

Your website must be understandable and your website content must be easy to read and comprehend.

Device Compatibility

Your website content must be compatible with various devices, platforms and tools like assistive technologies.

If your website does not follow these guidelines and doesn’t meet the accessibility standards established by the ADA, your business can be held liable, resulting in a lawsuit.

The ADA is a strict liability law, meaning there are no acceptable explanations if a lawsuit is filed. The ONLY way to protect your brand and business from the financial and reputational harm this can cause is to ensure your website meets ADA standards.