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ADA Compliance Solution

What is Ada Compliance For Websites?

In 2016, the ADA began to include websites in compliance requirements. ADA compliance ensures that people with disabilities get the same opportunities as anyone else. As per this, your website needs to be accessible to people with any kind of disabilities that affect their hearing, vision, or physical capacities. Specifically, Title Ill of the ADA prohibits discrimination based on disability in a place of public accommodation – airports, movie theatres, schools, restaurants, and office buildings. All public places and privately-owned commercial facilities must also comply with ADA standards.

  • 01200% increase in lawsuits and demand letters from 2017 to 2018
  • 02DOJ affirms ADA applies to websites by November 2018
  • 032019 seems like it’s going to triple 2018
  • 04Over 150,000 demand letters served to businesses since 2017
  • 0593% of demand letters settle outside of court for $20,000 – $150,000 on average

WHY DO YOU NEED ADA COMPLIANCE?

There are many risks of not having an ADA compliant website. The biggest risk, however, is a potential lawsuit from a plaintiff with a disability that claims they do not have adequate access to the content on your website. This may be a potential customer with a disability that simply cannot access or purchase the goods and services on an eCommerce website, a disabled student looking to apply to a university online, or a person with a disability that’s interested in filling out a job application online.

Most of the ADA website compliance lawsuits that we’ve seen thus far have fallen under one of these categories. If a person is unable to apply for employment or enrolment at a university online due to their disability, that person would have a strong case for discrimination in court.

The Upward Trend of ADA Website Compliance Lawsuits I in 2019, according to an analysis by international legal firm Seyfarth Shaw, web accessibility federal lawsuits hit record numbers, with 11,053 suits filed in federal court, an 8.8°/o increase from 2018. This increase may be in response to a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit which reversed a federal judge’s 2017 dismissal of a case against Domino’s Pizza. A man who is blind complained that he was unable to use Domino’s website or mobile app because neither was accessible. This reversal might have triggered more plaintiffs to launch web accessibility lawsuits.

Over the years, people have filed web accessibility lawsuits over Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act violations. Section 508 federal departments and agencies ensure ICT (information and communication technology) they use is accessible. People have taken legal action against both the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security over Section 508 violations.

What is the Benefit?

There are many BENEFITS to making your website ADA compliant. If you’re wondering if it’s worth
looking into, these advantages of doing so may convince you.

ADA Compliance Increases Your Target Audience

If your website is not ADA compliant, you are missing out on 19% of the population with disabilities. Many of them might be interested but they won’t be able to navigate easily enough to buy anything or even contact you, thus, they may move on to your competitors.

ADA Compliance Improves Your SEO Efforts

A key element of WCAG is accessibility to screen readers, 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 endeavors.

ADA Compliance May Help Your Reputation

The fact that an ADA compliant website can increase your target audience by millions is just one reason to make your site more.

ADA Compliance Means Overall Better Website Usability

Creating a more operable and navigable website will ultimately benefit all users.

How Does Our SOLUTION WORK?

With the Digital Design Solutions ADA Compliance Interface

FIRST, we will review your site to assess your level of ADA compliance. SECOND, we will apply your site’s temporary fixes as needed. NEXT, we will apply comprehensive fixes to your site and create an easily identifiable user interface on your site which will allow disabled visitors to easily customize your site to their individual needs. Our interface is designed to cover all accessibility requirements relating to the User Interface and will not change the look and feel of the website design. Our solution allows users with visual or physical impairments to instantly match your website’s design to their specific individual needs. From colors and sizes for fonts to spacing and emphasis on titles. We even address GIF and animation controls for seizure disorders. With the Digital Design Solutions ADA Compliance Interface, everything is covered.

How does our solution work? Automatically.

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