ADA requires that web content should be accessible to the blind, deaf, and those who must navigate by voice, screen readers or other assistive technologies . . .
Note: The law provides no time for a company to take action before a lawsuit is filed, and it offers no real defense to a company after a lawsuit has been filed!
Due to the increased use of the Internet, many countries have incorporated web accessibility into existing civil rights legislation that protects people with disabilities or created new ones.
This includes the ADA, AODA, EEA, and many more. Most countries have adopted the WCAG 2.1 AA, or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, as standard for accessible websites and refer to them in settlements.
In 2018, the DOJ clarified that websites are considered places of public accommodation and should therefore comply with the ADA Title III. US courts refer to WCAG 2.1 AA as the accessibility standard
The exponential growth in web accessibility lawsuits has a widespread effect across industries, with small and medium businesses in the center of the storm.
Lawsuit numbers are estimated to continue to increase as the need to enable accessible digital experiences becomes more prominent.
Web accessibility lawsuits have increased in almost every industry, targeting businesses of all sizes, and have even made headlines in high profile cases such as Domino's, Beyoncé, and Kylie Jenner.
The benefits of having your website ADA Compliant.
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ADA is Great For SEO Too.
Becoming ADA compliant simply means making your site more accessible …
Did you know that having an accessible website is so important that Google gives it more relevance than one that isn’t accessible?
So by not having an accessible website for disabled people, you could be losing out on a ton of potential customers which means losing out on more potential revenue.
We are as passionate about Search Engine Optimization and the web as you are about your business. Working with you, we combine these passions to give you intelligent solutions that create engaging experiences and allow you to connect with your customers.