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Is your Business Website ADA Compliant?
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Is your Business Website ADA Compliant?

"Poorly designed websites can create unnecessary barriers for people with disabilities, just as poorly designed buildings prevent some people with disabilities from entering." -ADA

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an ADA compliant website is designed to be accessible by a wide range of people with disabilities such as deafness, blindness, photosensitive elements, limited movement, learning disabilities, and anyone who uses screen readers, voice or other assistive technologies. 

Under Title I, businesses that operate 20 or more weeks per year with at least 15 full-time employees; or Title III, those that fall under the category of "public accommodation," are covered by the ADA. Therefore even for small businesses, non-ADA compliant websites can be a liability. California, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania have seen increases in lawsuits from consumers claiming that businesses' websites, such as retail, medical offices, restaurants, etc, are not accessible and compliant.

Check your website now for FREE at www.webaccessibility.com! As you will see, there are many factors to consider in terms of the accessibility of a website, such as:
1. Easy navigation through keyboard controls
2. Image text equivalents
3. Document formats
4. Use of colors
5. Font sizes
6. Audio descriptions and caption for video and multimedia, and more!

This is why designing your business website with a professional web design agency is vital. In most cases, it is more cost-effective to design an ADA-compliant website from the get-go than making a website compliant after the fact. Call us at 727-873-7371 if you need an ADA compliant website for your business!


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