Avoid Costly Lawsuits! 3 Steps To Website Accessibility

Why Does My Website Need To Be Accessible?

56 million Americans have some form of disability. 50% of them use the internet daily. Some of them are your customers.

A non-accessible website can lead to an ADA lawsuit that can cost you thousands of dollars. Accessibility is the law and there are serial litigants suing thousands of businesses every day. Let us help you get proactive.

What Are People Saying About ADA Compliance Pros?

“Our organization had a very tight timeline for completing a compliance project with a college partner. The whole process was new to us and, to some extent, the college partner as well. ADA Compliance Pros not only did a wonderful job of walking us through the process, but also graciously joined calls with our partner to ensure we were all on the same page. Their deep knowledge, responsiveness, and desire to help us reach our goals resulted in us meeting our deadline and delivering a compliance audit we all felt good about.”
Sam Clowney
Director, US Partnerships Generation USA
“ADA Compliance Pros are thorough, quick, and very responsive. I’m an attorney and they helped my clients get their websites in compliance to avoid lawsuits.”
Sara Colon
Brown, Neri, Smith & Khan
“David and ADACP have been my go-to source for all disability compliance challenges faced by my clients. In fact, our first line of defense is for David and his team to review the ADA issues and provide us with a comprehensive technical analysis that frequently serves as the foundation of our defense. His analysis is generally so credible and thorough that often opposing counsel will accept his technical conclusions. David’s analysis and reports have been extremely valuable in leading to early and cost-effective resolutions for my clients. I highly recommend David and ADACP, not just for litigation, but to anticipate problems and avoid litigation.””
John Cone
Cone & Kassel

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Why ADA Compliance Pros?

At ADA Compliance Pros, we make sure your website meets requirements for web accessibility. To ensure compliance according to the ADA and Section 508, we feature:

Why Do You Need A Manual Website Audit?

A software scan won't determine a sufficient degree of content accessibility. In fact, such programs only run at about 30% accuracy.

Manual audits check for various requirements in accordance with the highest conformance standards, including color contrast, screen reader compatibility readability, alternative text, keyboard access, links and menus, adequate prompting and labeling.

Accessibility involves a wide range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological. All the factors that websites must be accessible to.

Have our trained website auditors check each page to make sure your business stays protected.

Yes, and Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT ) is probably a way to go. A VPAT is the most efficient, comprehensive, and widely acknowledged way to document web accessibility. Contact us about Voluntary Product Templates to both evaluate and demonstrate that your product or service is up to the required accessibility standards.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act was ratified into law FAR before the digital revolution occurred. In fact, the laws were not created with digital accessibility in mind at all.  However, the DOJ did rule that commercial websites were indeed public accommodations and fell under the guidelines of the ADA. At its bottom line, the ADA covers all domains considered ‘places of public accommodation,’ language that showcases the act’s flexibility and exactly what makes your website fall under it. With the evolution of our notion of public spaces developing to include the internet at large, the ADA regulates web accessibility. Still, because many websites are created without a clear understanding of the act, many are not actually ADA compliant and are at risk for lawsuits.

There are different approaches depending on the severity of your problem. If you have already been served with a lawsuit, don’t worry, we will help you get through this. That starts with an initial consultation where we explain everything in a way that you can understand. We’ll provide a step-by-step action plan and discuss some of the alternatives that you will have. Then we can recommend the services that we provide that will help you in fighting your lawsuit.

For those of you who are being proactive, bravo! Improving the accessibility of your website will not only help you minimize your exposure for a lawsuit, but also improve sales by reaching more potential customers. 1 in 5 Americans has some sort of disability – many of them might want to be your customers.  We can talk about strategies for cost effective barrier removal and when and how to implement your plan. Our objective is to give you all the tools needed to make sound business decisions on accessibility.

The initial consultation is on us. Give us a call and we can explain some of the ins and outs of accessibility access. We know that it is a confusing subject and we will do our best to answer your questions. After we hear about the details of your accessibility challenge, we can then suggest a custom package that is tailored to your needs and budget. We have a wide range of services that we can draw from to make it just right for you.

We can then put a time and cost estimate together for you. This doesn’t cost you anything either. We are anxious to solve your problem, so the proposal will arrive by email within a day or two of our initial consultation. Then let’s talk again. This is a collaborative effort and good communication is essential to our approach in solving your problem. So what are you waiting for? We look forward to becoming your go-to accessibility expert.

Approximately 20% of the US population has a disability. That’s a staggering figure that is only going to grow as our population grows older. In these tough economic times, why would any business want to exclude potential customers? These disabled customers have great purchasing power as the affluent baby boomer generation approaches retirement age. The disabled community also spreads the word on disabled friendly businesses.

Our job as your disability access consultant is not only to make you aware of the non-compliant items but also to advise you on cost effective ways to correct the problem. ADACP uses our extensive accessibility background to recommend the most economical solutions.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 is developed through the W3C process in cooperation with individuals and organizations around the world, with a goal of providing a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally.

The WCAG standards have 12-13 guidelines. The guidelines are organized under four principles: perceivable, operable, understandable & robust.

For each guideline, there are testable success criteria. The success criteria are at three levels: A, AA & AAA.

The success criteria are what determine “conformance” to WCAG. That is, in order to meet WCAG, the content needs to meet the success criteria.

When websites and web tools are properly designed and coded, people with disabilities can use them. However, currently many sites and tools are developed with accessibility barriers that make them difficult or impossible for some people to use.

Making the web accessible benefits individuals, businesses, and society. International web standards define what is needed for accessibility.

The best way to get a website accessible, is to have an expert conduct a manual audit, reviewing each page for every accessibility requirement and then having an experienced developer implement the corrections cited in the report. Let ADACP guide you through this process.