Did you know that several companies have recently been threatened with lawsuits for having websites that are not ADA compliant or accessible to people with disabilities, including those who are blind, deaf or unable to use a mouse? In recent months, it has become necessary to protect yourself with an ADA Compliant website.
What is an ADA Compliant Website?
For a website to be accessible to disabled people, the content must be coded so that screen-reading software can convert the words to an audio translation. Video that appears on a website must include descriptions for the deaf. Also, all interactive functions must be operable through keyboard commands for people who can’t use a mouse. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
All websites now need to be ADA compliant to be more inclusive and to prevent business owners like you from being sued by unscrupulous attorneys who are taking advantage of some vague verbiage that was drafted in the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. By failing to make your site ADA compliant, you run the risk of being sued and having to pay thousands of dollars in settlements and legal fees. You can learn more about the situation in this L.A. Times article.
Mission Web Marketing Can Help Make Your Website ADA Compliant
Previously, it would have cost several thousand dollars to make your website ADA compliant. Now, however, most websites can be made fully compliant in just a few days for a few hundred dollars per year. We recently partnered with a company called AccessiBe to provide ADA compliant features to our clients’ websites quickly and easily. AccessiBe is at the bleeding edge of this industry and is the ADA compliance provider of choice for big brands such as Hilton, Burger King, and BMW. Learn more about AccessiBe and their incredible technology.
We truly believe that every business owner needs to make their site accessible and ADA compliant in order to be more accommodating and to avoid being sued.
If you would like to learn more about making your website ADA compliant, please contact us today and we would be happy to discuss your requirements and provide pricing options.