How To Get an ADA Compliant Website
From remediation to becoming ADA compliant, tap into our advance technology to get your website compliant fast and affordably. It won’t affect your design, UI, or performance at all!
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But What is ADA Compliance and Web Accessibility?
Web accessibility is a set of rules, behaviors, code standards and design guidelines, that are meant to allow people with disabilities to effectively use websites. To achieve this, the W3C (The World Wide Web Consortium) has created the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines” 2.1 (WCAG 2.1), which are meant to explain and guide developers on how to make websites accessible. These guidelines have been adopted by governments around the world and are now a part of various legislations, such as the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), Section 508, EN 301549, and others.
The WCAG focuses mainly on three areas of accessibility: blind people using screen- readers (JAWS, NVDA), people with motor impairments that are using the keyboard, and a variety of other disabilities such as color blindness, epilepsy, and minor visual impairments that are mainly focus on the UI and design of the website (color contrasts, animations, fonts, etc.)
Our 5 Steps
To Get Compliant
The accessibility interface instantly appears on your website
The AI starts scanning and analyzing your website
After up to 48 hours, your website is fully compliant and certified
Every 24 hours, the AI scans for new and revised content to fix
Screen-reader optimization for blind users.
UI and design adjustments for the visually impaired.
UI and design adjustments for the visually impaired.
Mobility and Motor
Let’s users reach any important page with a single click.
Allows searching for phrases, abbreviations and concepts.
Instantly freeze all animations, gifs, and flashing images.
An on-screen keyboard for people who can’t use a mouse.
… is to make websites accessible to the over 38 Million Americans effected by a lack of internet accessibility!
Three Reasons to Get Compliant
1. It is the right thing to do from an ethics standpoint.
2. Increased business revenue by being accessible to a larger customer base.
3. It’s the law and to prevent legal action by not being compliant.
Protect Your Business
The Legal Costs of ADA Website Accessiblity Lawsuits
* Department of Justice affirms ADA applies to websites by November 2018.
* 2019 tripled 2018 in papers served.
* 93% of demand letters settle outside of court for on average $20,000 – $150,000.
* 7% of businesses that fight in court lose.
Unfortunately, business owners need to be aware that attorneys are making a business out of suing them. They are serving Demand Letters for compliance from business owners, the threat of a lawsuit, and an offer of an out of court settlement.
Let Us Get You Compliant Now!
The sooner your website gets accessible, the lower the chances of legal trouble.
Three Options for Repairing Your Website
Is ADA Website Compliance Required by Law?
Yes. In 2018, the Department of Justice confirmed 4 Amendments to extend the laws of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from the physical world (wheelchair ramps, handicap spaces, entryways to accommodate special needs, etc) to the digital and Web world. Most of us had no idea any of this was even happening and how it affects our organization?
In addition to the ADA Compliance Standards, there are also: The Rehabilitation Act, Department of Education (DOE), Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), and the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CCVA). At a state level, Arizona, California, and New York have state level accessibility legislation.
How To Know if Your Website is ADA Compliant
Unless your business has made an effort to make your site ADA Website Compliant, assume that it is not compliant. At a minimum, you should have all of your website pages Level AA compliant or make a good faith effort to get there. Level AA compliance is often enough to remove the risk of lawsuits and overly expensive remediation.
Compliancy is listed as Level A, AA, and AAA. AA is the norm that should be reached to remove a lawsuit risk.
How Do We Get Your Website ADA Compliant?
Our ADA Solution utilizes two phases, or parts that, together, achieve compliance, within 48 hours.
The first is our foreground application, the accessibility interface, which is responsible for 30% of the requirements, mostly UI and design-related.
The second is the background AI application which is responsible for the remaining 70% of requirements, mostly related to blind people’s screen-reader adjustments, and keyboard navigation optimizations for people with motor impairments.
Once the ADA Solution is completed with 48 hours, you’ll receive an Accessibility Statement and certification of performance directly to your email.
How Do We Do This Within 48 Hours?
This is part of the “magic” of our AI solution.
Our foreground application handles the UI (user interface) accessibility requirements, allowing persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI and design to their individual needs. Our solution replaces the old-fashioned method of compromising your site’s design, in favor of accessibility.
Here are some of our interface’s capabilities:
● Font handling – users can increase and decrease font size, change its family (type), adjust spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
● Color handling – users can select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over 7 different color options.
● Animations – users with epilepsy can stop all running animations at the click of a button. This includes videos, GIFs and CSS flashing transitions.
● Content highlighting – users can emphasize important elements, such as links and titles. They can also highlight particular focused or hovered elements.
● Audio muting – users with hearing devices may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing. This option allows users to mute the entire website instantly.
● Cognitive disorders – we utilize a search engine that is linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and more.
● Other options – users can change the cursor’s color and sizing, view in printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and much more.
Elements Not Included
Our ADA solution will certify your website pages, which many times is about 90% of your website compliance needs. However, your website may also have external document formats that we will not be certified ADA compliant through the software. These files are housed outside of your website’s code.
This does not include the following document types:
- Word, Excel, or Powerpoint documents
We can offer additional remediation suggestions and assistance for these types of documents. We would first analyze to see if these documents are viewed often/have much traffic, and actually need to still be on your website.
Lastly, if your website has an element that is very unique and does not exist almost anywhere else, such as a quiz, games, ticketing section, map, builder feature or any other rare component, we may not be able to fix it automatically. AI and machine learning technologies depend on a high amount of encounters and data in order to be accurate, which means one of a kind elements will need to be viewed with human eyes and brains.
Am I Protected Against Lawsuits if My Website is ADA Compliant?
ADA compliance is not a simple yes or no in terms of a website being compliant. It is a matter of degrees. There are hundreds of elements in the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and it is very difficult to satisfy them all, regardless of who built the website or how they built it. The WCAG is not even part of the ADA law, so the idea of your website being “compliant” is an imprecise term. However, out AI Solution uses advanced artificial intelligence technology to cover as many of these elements as possible.
We cannot guarantee 100% WCAG compliancy or that you will not be targeted for a lawsuit, or potential damages or consequences resulting from our AI Solution. In the United States, a business or person can be sued for any reason. However, the Level AA compliancy our service offers, and Accessibility Statement which shows exactly what has been done to make your website compliant is a strong defense in defusing any potential litigation. To date, we have not had any of our clients have ADA compliancy legal issues while usin gour AI Solution.
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