The American with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law which passed in 1990 with the fundamental premise that individuals with disabilities have the right to access the same experiences that those without disability do. This is why bathroom stalls have handrails, building entrances have access ramps and a host of other ways that our society provides accommodation to those with disabilities.
Your website is not exempt from this civil rights law. The same premise that says that those with disabilites should be able to enter a Starbucks also says that they should be able to interact with your website. This includes those with visual and hearing impairments.
Your organization could be at risk for a lawsuit if your website is not in compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WGAC). In fact, a blind woman sued Beyonce because her website is not ADA Compliant. Your business could be next.
Our team has created a detailed ADA Compliance whitepaper which outlines the three levels of ADA Compliance and the individual requirements for each level. They can be difficult to understand, even if you read the detailed ADA Compliance specs at w3.org.
Our team can help you work through these requirements in two steps:
If your business needs assistance with ADA Compliance, simply contact us and allow our team to be your guide.