What’s ADA Compliance for Websites & Why Should I Care?

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Let’s explore how an ADA compliant website makes for a great user experience for those with disabilities-as well as the risks for non-accessible websites. 

ADA Compliance for Websites? What’s That All About?

Most people associate ADA compliance with building access, transportation, and employment opportunities, giving little thought to how people with visual, hearing, or motor disabilities experience your website.

Implementing ADA compliance for your website opens your business to a whole new audience. An ADA compliant website improves the user experience by:

  • Enabling users with disabilities to adjust font sizes and screen contrast for easy viewing
  • Reducing animations and other flashy graphics for an improved user experience
  • Allowing users to easily navigate the site with keyboard strokes

Why Make Your Site ADA Compliant?

There are a lot of reasons for making your website ADA compliant:

  • Website-related ADA lawsuits were up a whopping 181% in 2018
  • Lawsuits are expected to triple-yes, triple-in 2019
  • An ADA-compliant site improves business opportunities by widening your audience to the disabled community
  • It’s the right thing to do

Website Accessibility is a Good Investment in Your Business

It’s easy to take your website user experience for granted if you don’t have a disability or know someone who does. However, it makes good business sense to have your site accessible to all potential users, plus it makes your business more attractive by showing that you care enough to take the extra steps to make your site accessible for all. And implementing ADA compliance for your website will not change the experience one bit for those without disabilities.

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