ADA Compliance Explainer

Website ADA Compliance

Web and Mobile accessibility compliance is a requirement but trying to understand the guidelines and how they relate to your website, and other compliance requirements can be confusing.

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Winn-Dixie recently faced, and lost an ADA compliance lawsuit, and it made for some sensational headlines. Website accessibility is a hot topic right now, so every case that goes wrong for someone is bound to result in some pretty fanatical headlines. But should you actually be worried? In short — maybe.

Sound scary? It’s not as bad as it seems. Your site probably already meets many of these rules and some others may not take that much to bring up to par. However, there are some items that are much more difficult to fix depending on the situation.

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  • The latest US Census report says almost 57 million or 19% of the US population have a disability.
  • By making your company’s website, mobile apps, and documents ADA compliant, you are now universally accessible to everyone and will be more visible to google searches.

Limit Legal Liabilities and Risks

  • There’s significant growth in ADA Title III lawsuits over websites. Violations based on non-conformance to the W3C, WCAG 2.0 standard, is the basis for these lawsuits.
  • Non-compliance leaves a company exposed to hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and penalties
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Website compliance is important to avoid a lawsuit or government action, but it’s also as important to provide an equal opportunity for people to enjoy your goods or services whether they have a disability or not. In the video and article below, we’ll provide some useful insight to help you navigate through ADA regulations with ease. We’ll also make sure you’re up-to-date with any changes coming to ADA website compliance.

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When Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was originally created, evolving technologies weren’t really taken into consideration. Websites, documents, and software programs that met Section 508 standards could still have issues for disabled government employees and the public alike. Therefore, revisions were made and all federal agencies as well as contractors must abide by the updated 508 standards as of January 18, 2018.

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Creating an ADA-compliant website. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that businesses and nonprofit services providers make accessibility accommodations to enable the disabled public to access the same services as clients who are not disabled.