ADA WCAG Website Accessibility

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Making your website accessible to everybody is the right thing to do

The internet is where everything happens. Can imagine your life without it? accessing what the internet has to offer should be a basic right for everybody, regardless of their abilities.

Here’s how it works

The AI utilizes two applications that together achieve full compliance. The accessibility interface is responsible for all the UI and design-related adjustments, while the AI-powered background process handles the more complex requirements – optimization for screen-readers and for keyboard navigation.

What is the website accessibility legislation?

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.

ADA WCAG Website Accessibility
Avoid Costly Litigation

Mitigate the risk of lawsuits by complying with accessibility legislation.

Boost Brand Perception

Showing that accessibility is important to you will enhance your reputation.

Extend Market Research

The spending power of people with disabilities is more than $6 trillion.

What we Can Do For You

Why is Website Compliance Important and Why You Should Care?

Website compliance is important because it ensures your site adheres to legal regulations and industry standards, protecting your business from potential fines and legal actions. Compliance also fosters trust with your audience by safeguarding their privacy and providing a secure browsing experience. By prioritizing website compliance, you demonstrate a commitment to ethical practices and inclusivity, enhancing your reputation and customer loyalty. Ignoring compliance can lead to significant financial and reputational damage, making it a critical aspect of website management.
Website Accessibility

Disabilities that are Covered

  • Blind - (Screen-reader optimized for blind users) Blind users use screen readers to read out loud what is on the screen but most websites lack alternative text for images, and ARIA attributes for context and behavior-related adjustments that screen-readers rely on.
  • Motor Impaired - (Keyboard-navigation optimization for the motor impaired) When it comes to websites, physical and motor impairments are defined by the inability to use a mouse. Luckily, a keyboard can do everything a mouse can do and more. Unfortunately, most websites are not optimized for keyboard navigation, leaving people with motor impairments excluded from certain website elements.
  • Cognitive Disorders - (Comprehension adjustments for people with cognitive disorders) People with cognitive impairments have certain limitations in mental functionalities that can affect the way in which website content is perceived and understood. For example, slang and abbreviations can be very confusing for people with cognitive disabilities. Without the proper context or orientation adjustments, the context may be misunderstood and lead to incorrect actions.
  • Epileptics - (Stopping flashing animations to prevent epileptic seizures) The Internet is filled with blinking and flashing animations and GIFs that are dangerous for people with photo-sensitive epilepsy. Many of these users will avoid pages and content for fear of triggering a seizure.
  • Vision Impaired - (UI and design adjustments for the vision impaired) Websites come in many shades, colors, and sizes. For people with visual impairments, the wrong color combination or font size/shape can make it hard for them to see your website’s content. Common visual impairments include blurred vision, color blindness, and glaucoma.
  • Hearing Impaired - (Closed captions for the hearing impaired) Website owners and marketers often prefer to deliver visuals in the form of video. While this is a great form of engagement, hearing-impaired users aren't able to understand what the video is about unless it incorporates closed captions.

Compliance is Required by Everyone

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 Dominos, Beyoncé, and Kylie Jenner.

What Issues do Small Businesses Face in Making their Websites Compliant?

Many smaller businesses haven’t updated their websites for years. These older sites often contain an overload of images, videos and flashing gifs—especially dangerous to consumers with epilepsy—that can make them expensive and time-consuming to update.Websites can also be difficult for SMBs to keep updated because:

  • They are dynamic and new content is generated every day. The tiniest change can break the code and make the website inaccessible.
  • Compliance regulations change and adjust so often that it can be especially challenging for small businesses to keep up with these changes.
One example of a small business stretched to the limit by lawsuits is the Avanti Hotel in Palm Springs, CA. In order to avoid further lawsuits, small businesses like the Avanti—which faced up to 25K in damages and fees—had to resort to using plain type on some pages of their website until they were able to upgrade because ‘no access is equal access’ according to the ADA.

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