What is ADA Compliance & Web Accessibility?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and ensures “equal enjoyment” of goods and services available at public accommodations – including websites. This means that legally, your website must be ADA compliant – accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities.
Currently, there is not a federal web standard for ADA compliance. However, the World Wide Web Consortium, who sets the international standards for the web and its accessibility, has created a set of internationally accepted guidelines called WCAG 2.0. This is a normative document full of technical terminology that can be challenging to interpret and difficult to implement.
Why is Accessibility important?
If your website is not ADA compliant, you may be alienating up to 20% of your customers, employees, and prospects. Without the necessary backend structure in place, people with disabilities may not be able to fully experience the content on your website like they have a right to.
Hundreds of organizations have already been served with lawsuits, and numerous federal courts have already recognized the viability of ADA claims against commercial website owners and operators.
Intellithought’s Web Accessibility Solution
Intellithought’s Web Accessibility Solution will audit your website and correct all existing WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility errors identified by our auditing software – reducing litigation risk, improving customer satisfaction, and saving you time and money.