What You Need to Know on Accessibility Compliance and Legislation 

As digitalization becomes more essential, more and more accessibility legislations have started incorporating websites.


Increase in lawsuits since 2018


Of websites sued more than once



Of websites are inaccessible


Of the population has a disability

What is the web accessibility legislation?

Due to the increased use of the Internet, many countries have incorporated web accessibility into existing civil rights legislation that protects people with disabilities or created new ones.

This includes the ADA, AODA, EEA, and many more. Most countries have adopted the WCAG 2.1 AA, or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, as standard for accessible websites and refer to them in settlements.

How does legislation  impact my website?

    In 2018, the DOJ clarified that websites are considered places of public accommodation and should therefore comply with the ADA Title III. US courts refer to WCAG 2.1 AA as the accessibility standard.

    Inaccessible websites are
    at risk  of litigation 

    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 continue to increase as the need to enable accessible digital experiences becomes more prominent.

    Compliance is required  by everyone

    Web accessibility lawsuits have increased in almost every industry, targeting businesses of all sizes, and have even made headlines in high profile cases such as Dominos, Beyoncé, and Kylie Jenner.

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    The benefits  of an accessible website


    Avoid costly litigation

    Mitigate the risk of lawsuits by complying with accessibility legislation

    Boost brand perception

    Showing that accessibility is important to you will enhance your reputation

    Extend market reach

    The spending power of people with disabilities is more than $6 trillion

    Making your website accessible to everybody is the right  thing to do!

    The internet is where everything happens. Can imagine your life without it? accessing what the internet has to offer should be a basic right for everybody, regardless of their abilities.