Key Features & Benefits of Our ADA Compliance Services with accessiBe
What Does ADA Compliance Mean?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities. This includes requiring equal access to goods, services, and information through accessible web design.
Specifically, Title III of the ADA mandates that places of public accommodation provide effective communication and auxiliary aids/services for individuals with disabilities. All businesses that provide goods and services to the public fall under Title III, regardless of size.
While the ADA does not outline specific technical or web accessibility standards, most courts refer to the WCAG 2.1 guidelines published by the World Wide Web Consortium as the industry standard for accessibility. To achieve ADA compliance, your website needs to conform to WCAG 2.1 AA criteria at minimum.
Some key requirements include:
- Alternate text for images
- Captions/transcripts for audio & video
- Adaptable to various device sizes
- Navigable by keyboard
- Readable without losing content/function
- Easy to understand language
- Sufficient color contrast
- Avoidance of flashing content
- Screen reader compatible interface
In addition to the ADA, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires federal agencies to make electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.
Many states also have their own website accessibility laws. For example, in New York the NYHRA protects those with disabilities from discrimination in public spaces, including websites.
By partnering with accessiBe for ongoing ADA accessibility compliance services, we will ensure you meet not just minimum legal standards, but best practices for an optimal accessible website experience.
Want to find out if your website meets ADA accessibility standards? Request our free compliance check.
Our ADA compliance tool will crawl your entire site and identify any accessibility issues that may pose barriers for users with disabilities. You’ll receive a comprehensive site audit report outlining areas of risk and steps needed to achieve compliance and full legal compliance.
There’s no cost for the scan, no obligations, and no commitment required to receive your ADA compliance report. It’s simply part of our mission to create a fully inclusive web.
Gain peace of mind about your website’s accessibility and potential vulnerabilities with a free check today. Submit your URL now for a free website ADA compliance scan and report.