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ADA & Accessibility: What You Need to Know

ADA Website Compliance Background, Risks & Penalties, Resources.


 

 What is the ADA?

 What is Accessibility?


What's the risk of not being compliant? 

In addition to not being able to serve clients, there are numerous legal risks for not being compliant. 

Solutions: 

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Take reasonable steps towards compliance

Consider a monthly compliance solution ($80-$100)

Small businesses must take reasonable efforts toward compliance. ** There is no one-size-fits-all solution **

Remember: There are multiple levels of accessibility, starting with the minimum access provided by a software widget. Solutions start at $80 to $100 per month. 

Some of them advertise up to 95% accessibility.  100% compliance will require an audit.


U.S.-based Sources:

8.1 million visually impaired and 2 million legally blind Source for both: U.S Census Bureau

Also from the US Census Bureau, but also listed on https://www.interactiveaccessibility.com/accessibility-statistics

From Chicago-based law firm Seyfarth & Shaw. https://www.adatitleiii.com/2019/07/federal-ada-title-iii-lawsuit-numbers-continue-to-climb-in-2019/

Accessibility Tools

Here is a partial list of website accessibility providers:

Educational Resources

Bottom line:  We recommend taking some action to make your website more accessible.  Whether its a risk management or civic duty decision, the cost is negligible compared to the risk. 

 

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