ADA Website Compliance
I was recently made aware through a client of a Southern California small business that was targeted for one of these ADA Website Compliance lawsuits. Faced with a $25,000 lawsuit, the small business chose to settle as the costs of the lawsuit itself would have been too much. This is quite concerning for many small businesses as most would be hurt by a lawsuit of this amount.
You as a website owner need to be aware of this potential risk so you can make informed decisions that are right for your website and business. As a technology provider, I felt I would be remiss in my duties if I didn’t bring this to the attention of small business owners. I’ve bee working to make the necessary changes to this site as well to reduce my own risk as a small business owner.
an “Accessibility” button that allows for text size changes, several various contrast changes for the visually impaired, removal of ‘moving’ or ‘animated’ items with a button click for those with seizures, ensuring consistent keyboard navigation without a mouse for mobility impaired, closed captioning and/or text transcripts for video or audio for the hearing impaired, and pause/stop/hide and timing adjustment for slideshows.
I can provide an individualized report for your website to determine which of these items would apply and would need to be implemented to bring your website to the current industry standard of WCAG 2.1 ADA compliance as recommended/suggested by the W3C, who’s rules are being implemented across many state and government websites and being used to create new ADA website compliance laws in many states (federal laws are expected to be enacted soon as well).