What is Web Accessibility

Why Your Website Should Be Compliant

48.9 million people in America are considered disabled. By making your website compliant, you can make your organization accessible to millions of people.                             

Any store, restaurant, or place of business is considered a public space. The ADA requires these spaces to be accessible to everyone. By installing ramps, handicapped bathrooms, braille signs, elevators, etc. businesses are complying with ADA regulations. It is hard to imagine a place that has not adopted these changes. Websites are considered public spaces as well and the WCAG 2.0 AA is the ADA online regulation.

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What is the ADA?

Per the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, “The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.”

What is WCAG 2.0?

WCAG 2.0 was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the highest authority in web accessibility goals and universal design. Published by W3C, the WCAG 2.0 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines is a set of guidelines for making digital content accessible for all users, including those with disabilities.

Does your website?

  • Have the correct readability and contrast standards for text and background?
  • Provide closed captioning for video?
  • Provide links to definitions?
  • Remove time limits for activities?
  • Provide spoken word versions of text?
  • Ensure keyboard control for all website functions?

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

Download a complete list of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

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