The Definitive Guide

Make Your Website
ADA Compliant

With thousands of ADA lawsuits being filed each year, your website can't afford to ignore the ADA guidelines for website development and the WCAG 2.0 rules as well.. We can show you the tools to help make your website ADA compliant.

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How can you ensure your website remains compliant? In short, keep up with the regulations and design your website's features and functions with disabilities in mind. If that sounds like a lot of work, don't worry.

We know about all the reliable tools online that can help get your website one step closer to becoming ADA compliant.

It's always best to consult with an ADA compliance specialist if you have any specific questions regarding individual webpages. Worried and confused as to where to get started?

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Our development team can perform the necessary Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) compliance testing and make the assessed modifications.

Most modifications have no bearing on the general look, feel, and functionality of the site, but will be essential to the underlying codebase in a manner impacting how effectively the website conveys information to the tools used by a disabled visitor to your site.

To be compliant a site must meet standards within four categories:

  • Perceivable
  • Operable
  • Understandable
  • Robust
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Common Problems in Website Accessibility

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Images Without
Text Equivalents

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Documents Are Not Posted
In an Accessible Format

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Specifiying Colors
and Font Sizes

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Video and Multimedia
Lack Accessible Features

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Are You Wondering
If Your Law Firm Website
Needs to be ADA Compliant?

Law firms may not realize that their law practice websites may be subject to ADA compliance guidelines.

We've put together a special page for attorneys to describe some of the issues to be considered when deciding whether to make their websites compliant or not.

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Are You Wondering
If Your Dental or Medical Website
Needs to be ADA Compliant?

Medical practices for doctors, dentists and surgeons may have to take steps to make their websites accessible by people with disabilities.

Read this section on our website for medical professionals and healthcare providers to cover issues relevant to the American Disabilities Act and website compliance.

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Are You Wondering
If Your Nonprofit Website
Needs to be ADA Compliant?

Nonprofit organizations like charities, religious institutions and educational facilities like schools and universities are good candidates for lawsuits related to noncomplying websites.

Visit this page to learn about what you can do to get your website up to par so that people with disabilities can access it like anyone else.

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This is still not clear under the law. There are competing statutes and case law. We have written extensively on the topic throughout this site. Here's the rule of thumb. If people come to your place of business in order to transact business, you should likely make your website ADA compliant. Start your journey of understanding here.

The exposure to a lawsuit is sort of frightening because if a lawsuit gets filed, that means the event already happened (where someone with a disability could not access your website. And that could cost $4,000 per occurrence). Even if you fix your website now to be in compliance, that only helps going forward. Bottom line is fix it now if you are scared or cautious or want to simply provide equal access to all.

If you update your website and make it ADA compliant, then if the laws change you may have to do more work to comply with the new laws. The point of doing the work now though is to both provide equal access and separately to avoid disability lawsuits.

All it takes is one person with a disability (covered by the ADA) to come to your site and not be able to access the site (based on the guidelines covered under ADA and WCAG). That person can then find an attorney who can sue you for noncompliance. It's statutory which means the penalties are sort of set in stone. And there could be legal fees too.

There are a variety of reasons to make your site comply with ADA. First, is to simply provide equal access. Second, is to avoid lawsuits. Third is it's good for business. Read more about it here.

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