Did you know your websites can cost you a small fortune if they’re not accessible to people with disabilities? That’s right, and lots of non-disabled people are taking advantage of this fact to suck good money out of every unsuspecting website they can. Even giants like Amazon have been hit with costly website accessibility lawsuits!
This can be unnerving if this is the first time you’re learning about it, especially if you didn’t design your site and don’t know what ADA Compliance is.
ADA compliance is a law that requires media on the internet to meet the standards of the American With Disabilities Act For Accessible Design, and it covers design choices such as making a site’s color contrast, text size and other elements accessible for everyone.
The good news is that you can run a quick manual audit to learn whether your site is ADA compliant, and all you have to do is visit every page on your site and make sure of the following criteria:
- Your website makes it easy for everyone to perceive the information in it, including text, images, and video. This includes having transcripts for video content, for example.
- Your website makes it easy for everyone to navigate and use all its features, like search bars and menus.
- Your website makes it easy for everyone to understand how your website works. This may include adding instructions on how to navigate your site and use certain features.
- Your website provides all visitors the same experience.
Do you need help doing an ADA audit on your website? Then hit us up and we can help you out!