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Over the last few years, attorneys have been targeting small businesses and their websites for not being “ADA Compliant.”
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that businesses and nonprofit service providers make accessibility accommodations to enable the disabled public to access the same services as clients who are not disabled. This includes electronic media and websites. While the ADA applies to businesses with 15 or more employees, even smaller companies can benefit from ensuring their websites are ADA compliant. Doing so opens your company up to more potential clients and limits liability. Web developers should include ADA compliant features in the original site and application plans.
I have noticed several firms publishing some useful information and resources about agency ADA website compliance and thought it would be helpful to include these links as a reminder to make sure your organization is taking steps to address this issue.
I published an article way back in 2013 that provided some background about this topic. You can read it by clicking here.
Other Resources for ADA Website Compliance
Some additional resources include:
- Forge3 is a firm that creates agency websites. They recently published an extensive resource guide for agencies.
- Agency Revolution also recently published an article on How Website Accessibility Helps Grow Your Business.
- I also published a guide on how you can use Amazon web service’s Amazon Polly to Automatically Add Audio to Your Website with Amazon Polly.
- Neilson Marketing Services has an ADA Compliant Service that can be added to your existing website.
- [Updated] Agents Council for Technology (ACT) created an ADA FAQ page with background and links.
I recommend you click through and read the information at each of these links to educate yourself on ADA website compliance issues and make sure you take steps to protect yourself from a frivolous lawsuit.
What other services have you discovered that you are currently using to be ADA compliant?