Hello Left Coasters! My mother always told me to INCLUDE and not EXCLUDE people whenever possible. As a marketing professional I try to apply this to the subject of ADA Compliance and embrace anyone and everyone when we design a website for our clients. The ADA Compliance regulations for many of our clients are getting tougher...so why not make lemonade out of lemons? Click here to check out some recent news regarding the Domino's Pizza case and you can decide if their approach is working for them. The Digital realm is evolving faster and faster and it will be interesting to see how things shake out. Our advice? Embrace the larger audience and bring awareness to your brand in the most positive light possible!
And if you already know that you need HELP to ensure your website is ADA Compliant, then please Send Us A Request and we can provide a formal quote for as low as $900 (depending on # web pages, Ecommerce platform, etc.) ADD on SEO Compliance and kill 2 lemons with 1 juicer! Once we are finished updating your website to be ADA Compliant you can show off the fancy stamp above on your website! Want to see an example of an ADA Compliant website? Here is a link to one of our favorite web design clients -> Monticello Vineyards
And for those of you who are unaware of such laws and want to determine if your website is required by law to be ADA Compliant, we recommend you FIRST discuss with your attorney to better understand your specific business requirements. To help get that conversation started we have included some information below which was recently pulled from www.businessnewsdaily.com. Check it out…and let us help you get back to your day job!
Is Your Website ADA Compliant?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires certain businesses to make accommodations for people with disabilities.
Web content should be accessible to the blind, deaf, and those who must navigate by voice, screen readers or other assistive technologies.
Businesses that fall under Title I, those that operate 20 or more weeks per year with at least 15 full-time employees, or Title III, those that fall under the category of "public accommodation," are covered by the ADA.
There are no clear regulations defining website accessibility.
Is Your Website ADA Compliant? Failure to create an ADA-compliant website could open a business to lawsuits, financial liabilities and damage to your brand reputation.
Which businesses are required to comply with the ADA?
The first thing to understand about the ADA is which businesses are required to comply. Under Title I of the ADA, any business with at least 15 full-time employees that operates for 20 or more weeks every year is covered by the law. Under Title III, businesses that fall into the category of "public accommodation," such as hotels, banks and public transportation, are also required to comply. That means the entirety of the law applies, from physical considerations to digital accommodations. If your business falls under either Title I or Title III of the ADA and you do not believe you are compliant, consult with a disability lawyer and explore your options.