While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design has been around since 2010 it seems to have only recently gained attention due to a large number of lawsuits. Companies are now becoming more and more aware of just how important it is for their website to become ADA compliant. Bringing your website up to the current ADA Compliance standards not only helps to protect your business from unwanted lawsuits but can also help attract new potential customers as well as boost your overall brand perception.
What does ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliance mean?
The Department of Justice (DOJ) published the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design in September 2010. These standards state that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities. Examples could include, but are not limited to, people with the following: visual impairment, speech or hearing impairments, those who use screen readers or assistive technology, such as text to speech. If your website is not accessible, it makes it hard for people with disabilities to use your website. Additionally, you could be leaving yourself and your business vulnerable to a lawsuit.
The ADA law applies to but not limited to:
- Americans with disabilities and their friends, families, and caregivers
- Private employers with 15 or more employees
- All state and local government agencies (which includes both physical and programmatic access to all programs and services offered)
- Businesses operating for the benefit of the public and non-profits (more specifically, “public accommodations and commercial facilities”)
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Whether you have an existing website or need to build a new website from the ground up, Daddy Design has the skill and knowledge to help ensure your website is ADA Compliant. If you still have questions regarding ADA Compliance or want to simply start your project, please do not hesitate to use our contact form or give us a call at 407-227-9377. Our team of ADA Compliance experts are here to help you reach the proper decision so that you can begin moving forward with your project.