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We have championed accessibility and ADA compliance for thousands of private, state, and local government entities. Under ADA Title II, Title III, and according to case law from the U.S. Department of Justice, websites are places of public accommodation and must meet ADA standards for people with disabilities.
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Why should your website be accessible to people with disabilities?
Because it’s the lawful and ethical thing to do.
Our experts will help your websites, mobile apps, PDFs, and videos meet the American’s with Disabilities Act legal compliance standards required under Title II and Title III of the ADA and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. All of our testing and remediation follow the internationally recognized Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) criteria.
Together we will navigate the path towards ADA website accessibility and legal compliance of your digital environments.
- 1 out of 5 persons has a disability that may require assistive technology, like screen readers.
- Website accessibility lawsuits have increased over 300% since 2013.
- Settlements and legal fees can cost defendants six figures.
- Expand your audience and attract new users.
- Boost your customers’ experience with an accessible website.
Website Accessibility & Compliance Solutions
A single line of code, artificial intelligence (AI), overlays, and widgets can only achieve approximately 5-50% ADA compliance with WCAG 2.1 compliance standards. Without comprehensive human auditing, your websites, mobile apps, PDFs, and videos are vulnerable to discrimination litigation, lawsuits, and demand letters.
A first step toward accessibility, software-based testing and detailed audit reports address many common accessibility errors.
An integrated approach that combines human and technological auditing, Audit Premium focuses on the accessibility errors that most often attract litigation, lawsuits, and demand letters.
Human Expert Auditing
Human auditing and remediation is the only path for achieving true website accessibility and an ADA compliant website. Without human auditing, your websites and digital assets remain legally compromised.
New Accessible Website
Building a new website, versus auditing and remediating an existing one, is often more cost-effective for achieving and maintaining ADA compliance.
To achieve the highest WCAG standards, our development team corrects accessibility errors found in your audit report(s) and consults with your team to make the necessary changes for an ADA compliant website.
Accessible PDFs & Videos
Business, state, and local government entities must ensure PDFs, documents, and videos are accessible with Title II & III of the ADA standards. Our team adds the required accessibility features and remediates your assets.
Supporting All Platforms & Technologies
Our experts support all developer platforms, CMS, e-commerce, and coding languages.
Accessibility Articles & Resources
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Accessibility CheckAs you probably know like PDF accessibility and PDF remediation, web accessibility evaluation is needed by...
How To Do Website Accessibility The Right WayWeb accessibility is important nowadays, and making your website accessible can offer numerous benefits beyond compliance....
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The ADA prohibits any private businesses that provide goods or services to the public, referred to as “public accommodations,” from discriminating against those with disabilities. Federal courts have ruled that the ADA includes websites in the definition of public accommodation. As such, websites must offer auxiliary aids and services to low-vision, hearing-impaired, and physically disabled persons, in the same way a business facility must offer wheelchair ramps, braille signage, and sign language interpreters, among other forms of assistance.
All websites must be properly coded for use by electronic screen readers that read aloud to sight-impaired users the visual elements of a webpage. Additionally, all live and pre-recorded audio content must have synchronous captioning for hearing-impaired users.
Websites must accommodate hundreds of keyboard combinations, such as Ctrl + P to print, that people with disabilities depend on to navigate the Internet.
Federal lawsuits filed in 2017 increased 225% over 2016; this percentage would be significantly higher if it included litigation filed in state courts against thousandsof businesses. Retail businesses have been hit hardest, followed by hotels, restaurants, colleges, hospitals, casinos, and banks. But any business that maintains a website, regardless of its size or industry, is vulnerable.
Big box retailer Target Corp. was ordered to pay $6 million – plus $3.7 million more in legal costs – to settle a landmark class action suit brought by the National Federation of the Blind. Other recent defendants in these cases have included McDonald’s, Carnival Cruise Lines, Netflix, Harvard University, Foot Locker, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Along with these large companies, thousands of small businesses have been subject to ADA web litigation.
Defendants in ADA lawsuits typically pay plaintiff's legal fees, plus their own web acccessibility auditing and remediation costs. In all, the average cost can range from tens of thousands of dollars and above six figures. Furthermore, if the remediation is incomplete, copycat suits and serial filers can follow, meaning double or triple the outlay. There are also high intangible costs for a business, such as added stress, time and human capital, as well as reputational damage.