If you are running a WordPress website, and have had your eye on all the ADA news going on, you might like this list of web accessibility plugins for your WordPress website.
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There are 3 levels of ADA compliance. A, AA, and AAA. For an overview of each, check out our ADA Web Compatibility Page.
The work to make your website accessible is very tedious and time consuming. So while there are great plugins, and more to come, it’s still time you or your developer will need to apply.
At NerdBrand we can install, configure, audit, and remediate any ADA compliance issue you may have on your website.
This is the ADA plugin from Joe Dolson. It can fix many technical issues on your site your theme developer may not have thought of.
While remediation of ADA on websites are not as simple as a plugin. It does help to clear up and cover you in case you, or your developer missed something.
Features of the plugin can be found here at this link.
Accessibility by UserWay
Userway is a great plugin, and this site uses it. But there is a few catches.
As I wrote earlier, installing a plugin is not the fix for ADA compliance. But it helps if you pick the right ones.
Like most Web Accessibility Plugins, Userway increases compliance with WCAG 2.1, ATAG 2.0, ADA, & Section 508 requirements.
Unlike the previous plugin, it requires you to sign up for an account and installation is more involved that just clicking “activate” in your plugin list.
It’s a worthy inclusion in our list as the API it has allows for you to customize, and run across multiple sites.
WP Accessibility Tools & Missing Alt Text Finder
Easily add any Missing Alt Text from your websites images. Though this sounds great, it will take time to do as you cannot, or shouldn’t, bulk edit and use one description for all images.
Description, Alt Text, and Caption Text is important with ADA compliance of pictures in your Media Library.
This plugin will add these to pictures that are already published on your Pages and Posts as well.
WCAG 2.0 form fields for Gravity Forms
Gravity Forms is a highly recommended form plugin. It requires a license from them and will cost you around $60 monthly to start.
Now with that out of the way, here’s the details on this plugin that is not from Gravity Forms, but an add-on created by Adrian Gordon.
Even forms have to meet ADA compliance. For HIPPA compliance we recommend Jot Forms. Though we are not sure if Jot Forms is ADA compliant yet.
This Web Accessibility Plugin does not cover other aspects of accessibility, such as content order, clear instructions, color contrast, etc.
Web Accessibility is not a new thing in the world of web. But it is becoming more noticeable with legal actions being taken against retailers, hotels, and the fast food industry.
lawsuits alleging website accessibility violations totaled 1,053 in the first six months, a number that is projected to rise to 2,000 by year’s end, up 90% from 2017L.A. Times
If Beyonce can be sued, then no one is exempt. ADA Compliance is very muddy right now. There are many opinions on what makes a website ADA compliant.
The best way to avoid a potential suit, is to plan ahead and invest in ADA website accessibility. It’s the best investment in your 2020 marketing budget.
Simply ask NerdBrand for a quote of a limited accessibility review or site audit. We will sample a few of your pages to test. Rather than every single one, which can be very expensive.