ADA Compliance with BLD
The ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in all areas of public life. ADA compliance is short for the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design. What that means is that all electronic information and technology—i.e, your website—must be accessible to those with disabilities.
The importance of being ADA compliant not only promotes equality and accessibility but also saves a ton of legal cases from being filed against your brand or company. Every year thousands of cases are filed by people with disabilities against companies that do not accommodate the ADA guidelines. Web accessibility is a critical component of every website because it enables people with disabilities to use your website effectively. Since 2018 there has been a 300% increase in lawsuits and 98% of websites are not compliant while 20% of the population has a disability. Not only will you open up your website to more people but you’ll be protecting your business from potential lawsuits and legal action.
Our team at BLD can help you walk through common ADA compliant website issues that your company or brand may face, including:
- Website Navigation
- Non-compliant plugins
- Alt tags
- ARIA landmarks