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Many local businesses are already feeling the struggle from the effects of COVID 19, as a business community we sail these uncharted waters. With the economy unpredictable, it’s important for your business to be educated on proper business practices and support all people and their needs as potential customers.
Avoid Costly Legal Fees-Making Your Website ADA Compliant
As of recent, many local businesses have been tied into a legal battle with their company websites not being ADA compliant, under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Avoid costly lawsuits by making your website ADA compliant with a trusted website expert, and educate yourself on the importance of this federal act.
In short, in Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act websites are included in “places of public accommodation.” If your website has a significant amount of inaccessible components, it can be seen as discriminatory against persons with disabilities and in turn, in violation of Title III of the ADA.
What Does ADA Compliance Mean For My Website?
In order for your website to be ADA compliant, it needs to be accessible to those with disabilities.
Meaning, from a technical standpoint is your website functional for people with disabilities – is your content accessible, does the website have clean code, will they be able to navigate the site effectively, is the color contrasting ratio okay, are there audio descriptions for photo and video content, etc.
Now you’re probably wondering how you can make your website accessible so you don’t end up with a lawsuit on your desk. Our web experts can help!
How Can EMG Help?
We’ll run a scan on your website and see if it fits within the ADA’s standards. And yes, then we can help fix the areas that don’t comply with these guidelines. While updating your website to become ADA compliant can be a process, it will save you from a lawsuit and having to make your website accessible anyways.