IS YOUR WEBSITE COMPLIANT WITH ACCESSIBILITY LAWS? 

ADA Website Compliance

Website accessibility is required by law for every website, no matter how big or small your business may be. We offer accessibility compliance for ADA, WCAG 2.1, Section 508, and all other regulations.

Accessibility for all. Our service meets and exceeds compliance regulations across the board.

Often misunderstood and overlooked by website owners, Website Accessibility Compliance is required by law. In nearly every country and especially in the United States, websites are considered public domain and thus are required to accommodate all people regardless of handicaps.

Understanding the laws can be complicated, time-consuming and definitely require a heavy dose of technical ability to implement. The cost of manually meeting compliance regulations for existing websites can be steep, not to mention ongoing upkeep for new content as well.

If you’re not familiar with website accessibility, you are definitely not alone. Most website owners are unaware that accessibility regulation exists for anything other than their bricks-and-mortar store, if they have a physical location. So what exactly is web accessibility?

“Web accessibility is a set of rules and behaviors, code standards and design guidelines that are required to allow people with disabilities to effectively use websites”

Private Businesses and WCAG Compliance

“The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the most-cited law in regards to web accessibility compliance. This is because the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in places of public accommodation, and websites are increasingly interpreted in legal cases as places of public accommodation. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reaffirmed that the ADA does apply to websites as well.”

source: Bureau of Internet Accessibility

In short, web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web just the same as people without disabilities. More specifically, web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web.

According to the CDC, 26% of the United States population has a disability, which is 61 million people, or 1 in 4 US residents. This is a huge number of potential clients and customers that would benefit from your website being more accessible.

So, is it really required? According to the Bureau of Internet Accessibility and the Department of Justice, yes it is.

ADA website compliance is just the start. The list of regulations that require accessibility is growing worldwide.

There are many compliance regulations across the globe – ADA Title III, WCAG 2.1, Section 508, AODA, ACA, IS 5568, EAA/EN 301549, and more. Internationally, websites are coming under more guidelines like GDPR and here in the United States, CCPA. Accessibility and Privacy are quickly becoming a crucial part of doing business online.

Our solution ensures compliance at any time, even for websites that update daily.

Hiring a company to manually remediate your website’s accessibility means paying tens of thousands of dollars for a product that costs as much as a car, takes weeks to turnaround, and that could completely break in just a few months.

The reason is that websites are dynamic in nature and every time you update your site after the initial remediation project, you introduce an “accessibility hole”. The more updates, the more holes, and in just 2-3 updates, your website becomes entirely non-compliant again.