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Is Your Website ADA Compliant? Find Out!

Out of the top one million homepages on the internet, about 97.8% are subject to a detectable web content accessibility guideline error.

About 60.1% of the world’s population uses the internet every single day. These days, the internet isn’t just an option; it’s a necessity.

From online shopping to interacting with our loved ones to managing our finances, we are connected now more than ever.

Despite ever-increasing reliability on the internet, not everyone can easily access the world wide web.

Over a billion people live with some kind of disability. More than 50 million people are blind. At the same time, 430+ million people are subject to deafening or hearing loss.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all information and electronic technology must be easily accessible by every single person out there – no exceptions.

Even the top guns like Nike and Netflix have been sued for ADA website compliance. Some other names include:

  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • Burger King
  • Hulu
  • Bank of America
  • And many more!

10,982 ADA Title III lawsuits were filed in federal court in 2020.

We live in a technologically advanced world. Despite that, businesses are completely neglecting the importance of ensuring that their website is easily accessible by everyone. So, the number of lawsuits filed each year in federal court has been predicted to grow exponentially in the coming years.

And if you want to protect your business from a lawsuit, you need to make sure that your website is ADA compliant.

This blog post lists out the three ways you can review your website for ADA compliance.

Let’s have a look.

How to Examine Your Website’s ADA-Compliance?

You can identify whether your website is ADA-compliant or not using one of these three tactics:

  • Tap into the Power of Free Tools Like Wave or Lighthouse
  • Conduct a Manual Audit
  • Reach Out to Professionals & Request an Assessment

Let’s touch on each of them one at a time.

Tap into the Power of Free Tools Like Wave or Lighthouse

You can use tools like Lighthouse or Wave and many more to review your website design, color contrast, text size, image alt text, and much more. Here’s a list of a few of the tools listed by W3C:

  • A11Y Compliance Platform
  • A-Tester
  • Automated Accessibility Testing Tool
  • Access Analytics
  • Access Alchemy
  • And many more!

Own a WordPress Website? You can just install the “ADA Compliance Plugin” to check your website’s ADA compliance.

As simple as that!

Conduct a Manual Audit

Another method is to go in all by yourself.

Review the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)” to check your website’s accessibility yourself.

These guidelines comprise a checklist that you can use to ensure that your website content and design are ADA-compliant.

Alongside this, you may even use the free tools we have listed above to review your website’s accessibility the smart way.

The guidelines are based on the following 4 principles:

  • Perceivable: Everyone should easily be able to perceive the information on the website
  • Operable: Your website and its features should be easy to navigate by everyone
  • Understandable: Anyone out there should find it extremely easy to digest the content on your website.
  • Robust: Your website must provide the same experience – no exceptions.

Request a Professional Website ADA-Compliance Audit

Business owners find it extremely difficult to conduct manual audits all by themselves.

And that’s not all.

Add marketers and web developers to the list.

The internet is swarmed with numerous website accessibility tools. Despite that, it’s incredibly tough to conduct a thorough ADA-Compliance audit.

At the same time, you can’t delay it anymore. With more and more businesses being sued for ADA compliance, you need to make sure that your website is ADA-compliant.

Otherwise, you’ll always be prone to ADA-compliance lawsuits.

So, it’s advisable to reach out to website accessibility professionals with an outstanding track record of helping businesses achieve the ADA-Compliant status.

Our experts at redfox visual are website accessibility experts in Boise. With years of hands-on experience, we have helped hundreds, if not thousands, of Boise-based businesses, win the ADA-Compliant tag.

And we’d love to do the same for you.

Become ADA-Compliant Today!

You are just a few steps away from becoming ADA-compliant.

All you’ve got to do is dial in our number, and one of our experts would love nothing more than to guide you throughout the entire process.

So, what are you waiting for?

Become ADA-Compliant Today!

And that’s not all.

Did you hear about Google’s “Page Experience Algorithm” update? It’s a big one. Read our blog post today.

 

 

 

 

 

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