ADA Compliance for Websites

What is ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a United States civil rights law that disallows discrimination against people with disabilities. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

The ADA is broken down into five sections (known as titles), each relating to a different area of public life. The titles include:
Title I: Employment
Title II: Public Services: State and Local Government
Title III: Public Accommodations and Services Operated by Private Entities
Title IV: Telecommunications
Title V: Miscellaneous Provisions

Who is required to comply?

If your business falls in any of the below categories then the ADA is applicable:
-A business with at least 15 full-time employees 
-To employment agencies and labor unions regardless of the number of employees
-Public bodies like state and local governments 

Are websites covered under ADA compliance?

Yes, websites are subjected to compliance under Title III (Public Accommodations and Services Operated by Private Entities) of ADA.

What are the benefits of ADA compliance?

1. Cultivates an inclusive environment for your potential consumers.
2. Eliminates legal risks related to accessibility
3. Enhanced overall user experience
4. Improved search engine optimization (SEO) resulting in more exposure.

What if your Website is not ADA Compliant?

The possible risks of having a website that is not ADA compliant:

1. ADA website accessibility related compliance lawsuits
2. High settlement costs
3. Losing potential customers
4. Inadequate user experience
5. Defamation of brand name
6. Decreased search presence

How to test for ADA compliance?

To ensure that your website complies with ADA, a combination of automated and manual testing is best.
Use our ADA Compliance Checker to get a quick overview of where your web page stands in terms of WCAG compliance.

How to ensure your website is compliant with ADA?

Here are some steps to ensure ADA compliance for your digital content:

1. Scan your website with a Free ADA website Compliance Checker and see where your web pages score in terms of accessibility.
2. Develop an accessible framework based on ADA Compliance Checklist before starting your project.
3. Get an ADA Website Audit for your digital content
4. Begin ADA Website Remediation– Arrange for consultation with accessibility experts to rectify any accessibility violations and implement accessible features.
5. Provide Digital Accessibility Trainings– Train teams involved in design and development on Accessibility, its implementation and its importance.

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