ADA Compliance Web Design for Your Local Business Website
In addition to designing your website and helping it rank high, we can also ensure that it’s ADA (American Disability Act) compliant. Although there are currently no hard guidelines for ADA website compliance, your site’s content and functions should be accessible to people with disabilities. If you operate a business, this means visually impaired and deaf visitors, and anyone who navigates the web by voice, screen readers, or other assistive technologies should be able to read your site. Failing to make your site accessible to disabled web users can lead to legal trouble. In fact, it’s predicted that the number of ADA lawsuits filed in 2019 for failure to make a site ADA compliant will hit an all-new high.
There are no quick fixes such as plug-ins or software that will automatically make your website ADA compliant. It requires human expertise to carefully comb through your site and make the needed manual changes. Simply Succeeding will perform a thorough assessment of your website and pinpoint the areas that need to meet ADA standards. We’ll compile a best practices checklist and use it to test your site for ADA functionality. Some of these checklist items include confirming all images and non-text content contain alt text, video with sound contains accurate closed captioning, content is presented in a meaningful order, text can be resized up to 200%, and more.
Many ADA compliant web design services may do little more than scan your site and present you with a report of suggestions on what to do next. Automated scans and audits can’t completely uncover all of the parts of your site that aren’t ADA compliant. At Simply Succeeding, we’ll not just inform you of the areas that need compliance improvement, but we’ll make those updates for you hands-on.
Contact us to learn more about our ADA compliance services.
FAQs About ADA Compliant Website Designers
Q: What does ADA compliant mean for websites?
A: ADA compliance for websites means the website can be read and understood by visually and hearing impaired visitors, or anyone who browses the web by voice or uses a screen reader or other assistive technology. An ADA compliant website has been coded and designed so it’s accessible and readable by individuals with disabilities.
Q: Is ADA compliance mandatory for websites?
A: Although there are currently no enforceable ADA legal standards to follow for website accessibility, it’s highly recommended to make sure your site is ADA compliant and accessible to all web users. Failure to do so can lead to an ADA lawsuit.
Q: How do I make a website ADA compliant?
A: Making a website ADA compliant requires updating coding and the back end of a website so all content is accessible by web users with disabilities. The checklist is very detailed, but some of the ways to ensure a site is ADA compliant is to include alt text all images and non-text content and confirm that any video with sound contains accurate closed captioning. Simply Succeeding will thoroughly audit all areas of your site and compile a list of what needs updates to become ADA compliant.
Q: How much does it cost to make a website ADA compliant?
A: It depends on the size of your site and the amount of content that is found to require updates. Simply Succeeding is happy to provide you with an estimate for these services.