Web accessibility and ADA compliance
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was developed in 1990 and is meant to ensure that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as anyone else. This means any businesses that serve the public must make sure their building accommodates people with disabilities of various kinds. And now that the internet is so widely used, ADA compliance also applies to websites and even mobile apps. Basically, this means that your website needs to be accessible to people who have disabilities that affect their hearing, vision or physical capacities.
Recently, a ruling has been passed declaring the official standard of website accessibility for businesses. Title III of the ADA has mandated that all “places of public accommodation” are required by law to remove any “access barriers” that would inhibit a person with disabilities from accessing the business’ goods or services.
How It Works
We Install One Line Of Code
We Set Up The ADA Interface
Your website will instantly display our interactive accessibility interface on the front-end
The AI Scans And Analyzes Your Website
In 48 hours, our AI is finished and your website will be compliant
We Manually Audit (Optional)
Real disabled people manually audit the website for anything that the AI may have missed
We Adjust and Certify (Optional)
Anything missed by the AI - usually very little - will be manually adjusted and certified
Why do I need to be ADA compliant?
- 200% increase in lawsuits and demand letters from 2017 to 2018.
- DOJ affirms ADA applies to websites since November 2018.
- 2019 tripled 2018 in papers served.
- Over 150,000 demand letters served to businesses since 2017.
- 93% of demand letters settle outside of court for $20,000 – $150,000 on average.
- 7% of businesses fight and lose in court.
Unfortunately, there are an increasing number of predatory lawsuits targeted at non compliant organizations. Businesses including Fordham University, Foot Locker, Brooks Brothers, and even Kylie Jenner have been sued for the lack of ADA compliant websites.
Some industries, such as the wine industry, have seen a wave of frivolous lawsuits, much like we saw with patent trolls int he past decade and an ADA compliant icon and page on your website can deter them or outright shut them down.
But the best reason to become ADA compliant, is that it’s inclusive. An ADA compliant website can increase your target audience by millions. It also makes your web pages easier to comprehend and will allow everyone – disabled or non – to find what they’re looking for quickly.
A key element of WCAG is accessibility to screen readers, and these readers crawl your website pages similarly to search engines. If your website meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, it will likely appeal to users, search engines, and screen readers alike, ultimately improving your SEO. For this reason, meta tagging, alternative image text, and video transcripts is an easy way to boost you SEO impact AND do the right thing!
Platforms we support
We Have You Covered
- WCAG 2.1, ADA, Section 508, AODA, EN 301549 and IS 5568 Compliant
- ALT tag building using image recognition technology
- Complete adaptation to screen readers including role building
- Forms accessibility including label matching and error handling
- Change cursor to big black or big white
- Advanced keyboard navigation using letter shortcuts
- Expression, slang, and phrases built-in dictionary
- Built-in accessibility statement
- Built-in accessible user guide
- 10 built-in languages in the interface
- Full adjustment to keyboard navigationComprehensive tables accessibility
- Dynamic content accessibility (Ajax, Angular, React, Vue…)
- Contrast alteration: lighten, darken, inverse or grayscale
- Links and clickable elements accessibility
- Font replacement to more readable fonts
- Virtual keyboard for Motor impairments
- Change title and text colors
- Accessible printing
- Modify spacing and alignments including letters and rows
- Titles and buttons accessibility
- Quick skip to the main content and other areas
- Specialized quick navigation for the blind and Motorically impaired
- Emphasis focuses upon keyboard navigation or mouse hovering