Is Your Website ADA Compliant? . . . AND Why It Is Important!
Something is currently going on and it’ll only be a matter of time before it gets to you or your agency!
Insurance agency website owners are being targeted and sued for a law they are ignorant of . . .
It’s the ‘ADA’ act which requires businesses to make accommodations for people with disabilities in ALL their web content.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) focuses on four fundamental principles, which break down into actionable items:
But How Do You Get Your Website to Be ADA Compliant?
THE CO$TLY $HAKEDOWN RACKET
Like all regulations, which are paved with good intentions, predatory lawyers found a way to use the ADA law to extort money out of business owners who were not in compliance.
Recently, we began to see predatory practices.
One guy in Philadelphia has sued no less than 30 businesses for adequate parking, restrooms, and entrance ramps.
Eventually, it was realized that the ADA and state laws can be applied to local business websites, and law firms were off to the races to collect billable hours and settlements.
Unfortunately, there are no hard rules, just follow these guidelines called the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Read about them here: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
This is a long list of things your website needs to have.
So, you get $hady lawyer$ suing everyone they can using this law by finding sites that don’t make WCAG Accessible Accommodations on their website.
So what's the answer?
All websites I create automatically include ADA Compliance.
Click the ADA Compliant Logo at the top right corner of this page.
Click each of the items in the menu and you'll see how it automatically converts my website to accommodate the website visitor's disability.