Website ADA Compliance
Is your website a potential liability? Yes, it probably is. Yikes!
Over the last several years, there has been an “explosion” of lawsuits and claims by disabled people, asserting that businesses’ websites were not accessible to them because they were not up to code with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA.
In 2019, The U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a lower court ruling that the ADA applies for making a company’s brick-and-mortar establishments accessible to disabled people and covers their online properties, as well. The exponential growth in web accessibility lawsuits has a widespread effect across industries, with small and medium businesses in the center of the storm. Lawsuit numbers are estimated to increase as the need to enable accessible digital experiences becomes more prominent.
OPTION 1: CYA (Cover Your A–)
As of 2021, when we build websites, we structure the site for Accessibility, but that only goes so far. That’s why we install a plugin that gives the site visitor a set of tools to change the page’s appearance to be more visually accessible. The tools provide genuine assistance to those with Accessibility issues, and it may act as a deterrent from someone who is simply looking to get rich off of a lawsuit.
Suppose you want something more robust with more significant litigation protection. In that case, we recommend Option #2 below, especially if you are in the medical profession, education, or serve the public (compared to B2B businesses.)
OPTION 2: Complete Protection (RECOMMENDED)
We have partnered with AI-driven ACCESSIBE to make our site ADA-compliant and offer their innovative solution to our clients.
The price is only $49/month [or get two months free when you pay in full for a year ($490)]. That’s a low price to pay for peace of mind knowing your site meets accessibility compliance standards and you don’t have to deal with a lawsuit. If you are in a medical-related field, signing up for this service is highly recommended. In addition to the plugin which corrects Accessibility-related issue, you will receive an Accessibility statement & certification.