What Is the ADA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been around since 1990s. This law prohibits discrimination based on disability by places of “public accommodation”. Originally, this meant brick and mortar facilities, but has recently been updated to include websites.
Why Do I Care About the ADA?
Other than it is the right thing to do? We strongly believe in the mission to make the entire internet accessible for all by 2025. That is an optimistic, but achievable goal and will make the lives of countless individuals with disabilities just a little easier.
If that doesn’t convince you, perhaps avoiding a costly settlement will. Lawsuits to small businesses and nonprofit organizations (especially those who partner or do business with any form of Government agency) have increased 300% in the past year. The average settlement ranges between $10,000 and $75,000 (and that does not include the costs to actually making the website compliant after a lawsuit either).
What Can I Do?
The first step is to ensure that your current website is ADA Compliant. We are offering a complimentary Compliance Scan to check for you.
If the site is not ADA Compliant, we can discuss options of bringing our AI Compliance Tool to your website.
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