Did you know your website needs to be ADA compliant?

It’s true! As we depend more on digital spaces, it’s natural to want these spaces to be accessible to everyone. In 2018, the DOJ said websites are public spaces that should align with ADA accessibility standards. An ADA compliant website that’s accessible to all is good for brand building and will help you avoid expensive lawsuits down the road! 

What is an ADA website? 

An ADA website follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Companies rely on these guidelines and they take them pretty seriously. Afterall, these standards are used around the globe to keep websites accessible to everyone. 

As a general rule, an ADA website should be perceivable, operable, understandable and robust. What does that mean? This blog gives a pretty decent overview and breakdown.

Is having an ADA website mandatory?

This can be a little tricky. For most businesses, the answer is—Yes. Do you own a restaurant? Or a hotel or a grocery store? Places like these that already have to be ADA compliant are required to have an ADA compliant website. 
Though some of these industries are being hit with more lawsuits than others, I would highly recommend making your website a legitimate ADA website no matter what kind of business you own.

Doing so is a small investment (when you use the simple solution we suggest)—Besides, who doesn’t want accessibility for all? 

Am I at risk of being sued if I don’t have an ADA Compliant website? 

Yes! Not having an ADA website could be a huge liability for any business, especially a small business. ADA website lawsuits have run rampant over the past few years in the U.S. It’s better to take proactive measures now rather than be a cautionary tale later. A large majority of lawsuits have been won in favor of the disabled user, so I would play it safe and make your website an ADA compliant website. 

How do I make my website ADA compliant? 

FYI: To make an ADA compliant website through coding alone is an almost impossible task. It’s very expensive because you have to have text options, text variations and contrast controls for everything on the site. 

But there is GOOD NEWS! There’s a better way to get an ADA website! 

There’s a simple solution, and I can help you get it installed quickly and affordably so that you can better serve all of your customers and avoid a costly lawsuit! It’s called Accessibe and it’s a simple piece of code, much like a tracking pixel that you insert on your website and it keeps your website ADA Compliant.

It works just like the one on our site—click the little blue icon on the lower right side of the screen!

You can become compliant and avoid a costly lawsuit in one of 2 ways: