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 Compliance 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.
Hundreds of organizations have already faced litigation because their websites were not accessible. This timely and expensive process is preventable.
Correcting all WCAG 2.0 AA errors on your website can improve accessibility for people with disabilities including:
- blindness & low vision
- deafness & hearing loss
- learning disabilities
- cognitive limitations
- limited movement
- speech disabilities
Additionally, improving the accessibility of your website can make it more user-friendly for everyone. Intellithought can strengthen your accessibility without disrupting the existing look, feel, flow, and user experience.
Sifting through the WCAG 2.0 and hundreds of related documents is time consuming. These normative documents are full of seemingly subjective content and technical terminology that can be confusing to understand. Intellithought’s trained ADA experts have already done all of the research for you and possess the technical skills required to implement the findings.
How Do I Know if My Website is WCAG 2.0 AA Compliant?
For more information, visit the WCAG 2.0 webpage.