Today's Topic: ADA Compliance Explained
As of 2021, ADA is a well known term – especially for those that own or manage a website. If you’re here, you may be wondering about what the ADA is or what it might mean for your business.
THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT WAS CREATED IN 1990
By now, most Americans understand what is involved with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), however, it’s more so understood as it applies to physical places and spaces. In 2021 and beyond, our society relies so much on technology and the web that it would only make sense that this set of laws would be applied to the world wide web.
This is where the web content accessibility guidelines come in. These guidelines were established by the W3C, which is an international organization that sets web standards. These standards are often referred to as WCAG (web content accessibility guidelines). As of 2021, there are 2 major versions:
WCAG 2.0 standards
WCAG 2.1 standards
Most websites will avoid ADA lawsuits or demand letters if WCAG 2.0 standards are met, however, if you’re in a position to meet 2.1, we encourage you to do so.
WCAG COMPLIANCE CAN BE COSTLY BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE
Achieving full compliance on your website can be a costly endeavor but it doesn't have to be. WIX has now implemented an amazing ADA Compliance tool which can easily make your website compliant.
Each new website is designed to be ADA compliant, so contact us today for a free quote on your next project. Not interested in starting a new site but rather improving your current website? Let us take a look at your website and see how we can help.
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