Does your website comply?
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.
- Color cannot be the only way that you are conveying meaning.
- Text must be able to be increased by 200%.
- Text links must stand out in two ways from the rest of the copy (ex.-bold and underlined).
- Closed captioning for all videos.
- No images of text are permitted when actual text can readily be substituted.
- Automatic video or audio is not permitted.
- No part of a website may change unexpectedly.
- All meaningful images on a website must have alt text.