Make Your Website ADA Compliant
ADA Compliant Websites are about making the internet more accessible and better for everyone to use.
The web is for everyone.
What is ADA compliant web design?
ADA compliance websites allow people with permanent or temporary disabilities to read your website.
It’s important to note that keeping track of double-A (AA) compliance for ADA-Compliant Web Design is challenging.
It takes considerable time and careful attention to detail to do this, especially amid changes in technology and politics.
However, an ADA-compliant website ensures all your customers can access your services. As well as save thousands of dollars in potential lawsuits.
At NerdBrand, we create ADA complaint websites. But we will hire testers with disabilities to ensure the site is navigable.
How do I make my website ADA compliant?
Color contrast in the text. Color blindness is to be considered for ADA website design.
Text alternatives (“alt text”) in images. Alt text is code readers use. If purely decorative or not, it should have alt text completed.
Video captions. We’ve all been on social media. Those that have hearing loss or partial hearing loss should be considered.
Online forms labels. People may not be able to see the small text, and readers use it.
Text size and zoom capability. Users with bifocals are to be considered for ADA Compliant Website Design.
Headings. Readers need them for users to tell those with sight limits or loss to understand your content. It’s not all about Google Search.
The short answer is yes. Your website is a public accommodation for some. Websites should attempt to meet some standards of ADA compliance.
ADA lawsuits concerning web accessibility have increased by 177% since 2018 as more and more businesses land in civil court. However, the question remains debated, “do all websites have to be ADA compliant?” This is an ongoing debate in the courts.
Consider being visually impaired or hard of hearing. You can’t easily use a website to book a doctor’s appointment or apply to a university. It’s important to note ADA compliance is not just for those with permanent disabilities.
All objects that your users will interact with on your web pages. This includes images, copy, videos, and pdf’s.