The ADA is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment, education, transportation, and access to public and private places. In 2010, the Justice Department issued guidance stating that websites are considered places of public accommodation under the ADA, and therefore, must be accessible to people with disabilities.
To be accessible, websites must meet certain standards for design and functionality. For example, websites should have alternative text descriptions for images, captions for videos, and clear navigation that can be used with a keyboard. Websites should also avoid using flashing or blinking content, which can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy.
Small businesses, churches, and nonprofits may be hesitant to invest in website accessibility due to perceived costs or lack of resources. However, not making websites accessible could result in legal action and harm the reputation of the organization. Additionally, making websites accessible can expand the audience and customer base by reaching people with disabilities who may not otherwise be able to access the content.
In conclusion, website accessibility is essential for everyone to ensure equal access to information and services for people with disabilities. By following the Justice Department Web Accessibility Guidance Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, organizations can avoid legal action, improve their reputation, and expand their audience.
Click the button below to read the DOJ Guidelines.
What does this mean for you and your business’s website?
You have two options: Comply or take a significant risk of lawsuits by not complying.
If you choose to comply, we have a simple, streamlined solution for you! All Saints Media has partnered with accessiBe to provide an ADA compliant solution for your website!
accessiBe is the leading AI-powered web accessibility solution that makes websites accessible to people with disabilities, and compliant with the WCAG, ADA, and other accessibility legislation.
Why use accessiBe?
- Easy, fast implementation.
- Persons with various disabilities can adjust how they view and interact with your website without interfering with the codebase, layout or design.
- accessiBe re-scans and re-analyzes your website every 24 hours to maintain ADA and WCAG compliance.
- Receive personalized reports that you can use to prove compliance.
- All Saints Media will install and configure accessiBe on your behalf.
Try it yourself now ny clicking the Handicapped icon in the lower left corner of this page.
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What are the pricing plans for accessiBe?
There are two budget-friendly options to choose from…
Billed MonthlyNo monthly minimum
Billed Annually2 Months Free
For websites under 1,000 unique pages