We live our lives online. It’s where we read the news, order groceries, and connect with people. But 20% of the population has disabilities that exclude them from using it. In order to make your website accessible, it’s important to think about all four types of disabilities: visual, hearing, motor, and cognitive.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of the most complicated pieces of legislation for small business owners, and over the past five years it has come to include websites — the “online property” where they conduct business. So the question becomes, “Is your business website ADA compliant?”
The Complete ADA & WCAG Compliance Package
- WCAG & ADA Compliance – Ongoing compliance with all web accessibility legislation.
- Certification & Statement – With one click your accessibility statement and certification of performance is provided to any website visitor.
- Daily Compliance Monitoring – 24-hour automatic maintenance scans keeps your site compliant even as you add new and updated content.
- Monthly Compliance Auditing – Professional compliance audit every month to your inbox.
Why is web accessibility so important?
Web accessibility is about more than just avoiding the threat of ADA lawsuits. In this day and age, no one should be precluded from benefiting from the availability of goods and services. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates nearly 1-in-5 Americans have a disability. That’s more than 60 million people. The potential positive financial impact of making a company’s website more accessible to this huge swath of the population is game-changing for any business. Finally you could just say, “It’s the right thing to do!”
Looking for more information, click here to view our ADA Online Compliance PDF.