“Is my website ADA compliant?”
That’s one question many business owners are asking right now.
(If you’re not sure what “ADA compliant” even means or what it looks like, we break it down here.)
One quick search on Google will show you plenty of businesses, government organizations, and nonprofits that are facing lawsuits over website accessibility. Will yours be one of them?
If your website’s ADA compliant, it won’t be.
Making your website ADA compliant is really important because it means your website is designed for and usable to everyone, including those with visual, hearing, motor, and cognitive disabilities.
Each disability is different, and your website should have different adaptations so it’s accessible to everyone, no matter who they are or what their disability is.
Basically, an ADA compliant website ensures nobody is left out.
When nobody is left out, you can get more business (and avoid a potential lawsuit), so making your website compliant is really in the best interest of everyone.
Now, how do you do it? To start, you can make sure your website has the following:
- Good text contrast
- Responsive grid
- Key animations
- Accessible forms
- HTML 5 semantics
- Variable font sizes
- Clear forms, buttons, and focus states
- Aria labels
- Image alt attributes
If this list overwhelms you, or it might as well be a foreign language, you’re not alone. Making your website ADA compliant is not easy to do (which is probably why most businesses, government organizations, and nonprofits aren’t doing it). But if you want to include everyone, get more business, and avoid potential lawsuits, then you need to make your website ADA compliant — and soon.
Don’t know where to start? Get in touch with our team. Our digital agency in St. Augustine, FL houses qualified experts who can make your website compliant in no time.