ADA Compliance: Is Your Website Built for Everyone? If Not, Transform Now to Avoid Fines!

February 17, 2017

Anand Kannan


If you’re unaware of the ADA regulations exclusively introduced for the benefits of physically limited users, then presume for a costly lawsuit.

While for many accessing the website is second nature, for those with physical limitations it throws a lot of challenges. They often confront challenges in accessing the tools, services of websites.

So, to provide them with equal opportunity, ADA standards and WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines for the website development, designing has been put into practice by the Government.

What is ADA?

ADA stands for ‘The Americans with Disabilities Act.’ The objective of this law is to formulate new standards for websites offering services, goods, etc. ensuring seamless access for all users to every page of the website without any hardship.

Adhering to the new standards is critical and ignoring this can lead to legal and financial penalties.

ADA Violations and Penalty:

Well, violations to the aforementioned standards can lead to hefty penalties. Based on the violations, you may pay a penalty of whopping $1000 or even face a lawsuit.

Understanding ADA Compliance Levels:

WCAG 2.0 guidelines are exclusively developed for directing the non-compliant website owners to transform their websites without any difficulty.

There are 3 different levels for conformation and success criteria:

  • A
  • AA
  • AAA, each level has its own set of regulations and guidelines.

It works like this: A ‘ minimal level of conformation; AA ‘ should satisfy both level A and other parameters; AAA ‘ should satisfy levels A, AA and few other parameters.

While certain rules match with search engine optimization techniques, others must be met to avert the lawsuits and penalties.

ADA WCAG 2.0 Checklist:

To make the WCAG 2.0 guidelines easy-to-digest for you, we’ve provided a precise checklist on ADA compliance parameters.

  • Text alternatives for non-text content
  • Structured content
  • Seamless navigations
  • Assistive technologies for compatibility
  • Keyboard control
  • Content and background differentiator

Download Impiger’s ADA compliance free audit report‘to know if your website qualifies for the mandated levels A and AA and avoid legal ramifications.

Partner with a right vendor to offer amazing user experience to everyone with ADA compliant websites.

Impiger with its years of experience can assist you in creating a robust ADA compliant website using state-of-the-art technology, cognitive and assistive services.

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