Websites and ADA - are you compliant?
It's important that your website is accessible to all users. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires your brick and mortar facilities to be accessible, and in today's environment, it's just as important that your online presence is as well.
What exactly are the requirements?
While there is not yet formal legilslation that provides clear rules for ADA Website Compliance, businesses still must provide an accessible website to its users. Your website be accessible to those who are vision impaired, hearing impaired, and those who utilize screen readers or other assistive technologies.
Some of the top things to be looking for in an ADA Compliant site include:
Descriptive text: This is the text on the page or in meta tags (snippets of text that describe a page's content within the page’s code). While you may have a visually stunning site, a page without any informative text leaves your visually-impaired users without the ability to fully understand what your site is trying to communicate.
Text alternatives: “Alt text” are assigned to non-text content (images, videos, and other media) to describe what you want the user to get from that image. These can then be read by screen reader software or translated into symbols to be able to convey the message of your media.
Keyboard Accessibility: It’s important that your site’s navigation is simple. An easy way to check this is to practice using the keyboard to move around your website. Make sure that 100% of the site’s functionality is available without a mouse or touch screen.
Timing: Ensure that automatically-played audio, automatic scrolling and blinking can be stopped.
What can I do to make my site ADA compliant?
We can help you achieve compliance with our powerful and affordable ADA widget. You can see it in action by clcking the wheelchair icon in the the bottom left of our website! Once implemented, not only will your site be brought up to ~97% compliance using AI technology, you'll also receive a seal for your footer letting your visitors know your site is complaint. PMD offers free ADA website audits to check your site's compliance, so contact us today to set it up!
Contact us today for more information about making your site compliant and accessible to all!