Website accessibility is a hot topic for website owners and developers. For business owners and managers, they’re just starting to become aware of the issues. The fact is that there’s a growing chance that your business could be targeted for an ADA website lawsuit. ADA accessibility lawsuits have been on
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Recent legal developments could spell trouble for American businesses of all shapes and sizes. In 2018, plaintiffs filed over 2200 website accessibility lawsuits. That number has nearly tripled from the year before — and the year before that. According to ADATitleiii.com, “the numbers are in for total website accessibility lawsuit
When you are ready to pursue training for accessibility, there are several options available to you. We’ve provided several below for you and your team to review. Webaim is located in Logan, Utah. WebAim is an accessibility leader, offering training at their location as well as arranging training at your
Did you know that over 41,000 people with disabilities reported that they lacked reasonable accommodations between 2012 and 2014? According to Cornell University, this is one of the most common issues that disabled citizens face. That’s why so many companies are making their websites compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
As soon as your website goes live, that means that anyone in the world has the potential to view it, right? Not so fast. Unless your website is compatible with screen readers, uses closed captions for videos, has prerecorded audio descriptions, and offers extended screen time-out options, that’s not the
Businesses have come under scrutiny about accessibility compliance for their websites. In fact, many businesses have seen lawsuits on their lack of compliance. If you want to avoid lawsuits, you should make sure your website follows ADA standards. If you’re new to this idea, the best place to start regarding compliance
In 2018, there were over 2250 federal website accessibility lawsuits. In 2021, there was a 14% jump from 2020. The lawsuits claimed people with disabilities couldn’t use the sites. The sites didn’t work with assistive technologies. All the suits were in federal court under Title III of the Americans with
You want your website to be accessible to everyone. And the best way to do that is to ensure that your site is an ADA compliant website. We take a look at how to ensure that your site meets the ADA requirements. 20% of the U.S. population has some form of
How does the ADA apply to your website? On July 26, 1990, George W. Bush signed into law The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The law is far-reaching and prohibits those with disabilities to be discriminated against. The Act is divided into four main sections, called Titles. Each Title addresses
Section 508 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which applies to all Federal departments and agencies. A new version of Section 508 was signed into law in 1998 as an amendment of the Rehabilitation Act. It requires Federal agencies to provide persons with disabilities, both employees and members of the public) to have comparable access to and use of electronic information. On January 18, 2017, the Access Board published a “refresh” of Section 508 and Section 255 Guidelines.