Is Your Website ADA Compliant?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was instituted in 1990 in an effort to end discrimination based on differing abilities.
Most companies don’t think about this until they’re slapped with a lawsuit. In the past five years, there has been a 250% increase in the number of websites ADA compliance lawsuits. Make your website accessible to everyone, and avoid lawsuits.
An ADA compliant website means a user experience that is accessible to everyone. Which is awesome. Users who are visually impaired, use screen readers, hearing impaired or navigate the web by voice should be able to use your site, no problem. This is great, but also means some difficult work on your end.
We will spare you the gritty compliance details (although they are available in the link above if you’re an overachiever.) But here’s a taste of the kind of stuff that needs to be addressed.
Freaking out? Don’t worry, no one expects you to know how to adjust your color contrast ratio to 4.5:1 against its background, but we do. Pixaura takes on the technical stuff and makes sure you’re meeting ADA standards. You continue to work on the fun stuff.
Most compliance companies tout their expertise but do not have the capabilities to actually fix your website. We’d never do that to you. We do BOTH. We’ll tell you where you’re going wrong and fix every little detail for you. Don’t fall prey to automated website audits as they only tell you half of the story. Automated audits are great for supplemental information, but it takes experts to manually review your website and ensure compliance.
Be inclusive. Fix your website. Let the experts handle it.