What is ADA Website Compliance?

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What is ADA Website Compliance?

ADA Website Compliance is making sure your website follows web accessibility principles. Web accessibility is the inclusive practice of ensuring there are no barriers that prevent interactions with your websites by customers with disabilities or impairments. This ensures all users have access to your information, products, and services.

What are ADA Website Compliance guidelines?

 ADA Website Compliance Guidelines are making sure your website, online documents, and digital assets can accommodate these 7 most common impairments:  blindness, blurred vision, motor & mobility, cognitive disorders, color blindness, aging, and epilepsy.


Motor & Mobility

Color Blindness


Blurred Vision

Cognitive Disorders


& More

38+ Million People are Effected by Poor Web Accessibility in the US! 

19.9M Can't Use a Mouse - 8.1M Visually Impaired - 2M Blind - 7.6M Auditory Impaired - 2.2M Suffer from Seizures/Epilepsy

Avoid the Cost and Pain of ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits

  • 200% increase in lawsuits and demand letters from 2018 to 2019
  • DOJ confirms ADA applies to websites
  • Over 150,000 demand letters served since 2017
  • 93% of demand letters settle outside court for $20,000 - $150,000
  • 7% of business fight and lose in court
What is ADA Website Compliance

*Number of lawsuits and demand letters estimated from several sources.

What are ADA Web Compliance Requirements?

ADA Website Compliance Requirements means that your website is complying with the Federal Regulations defined in Title III Americans with Disabilities Act.

Many people have heard about ADA Compliance in our physical world with handicap spaces, wheelchair ramps, and more accessible spaces. But many of us don't really know how that regulation applies to our business's online presence, like our websites.

You're not alone.   

Even though the Americans with Disabilities Act is not new, how the law relates to our websites, digital assets, and organizations is still very confusing.  Here are the top most common questions we get with ADA Website Compliance.

Most Common ADA Website Compliance Questions


What is ADA Compliance for Websites?

For your website to be ADA Compliant, the website should be easily accessible for people with impairments. Basically, web accessibility is a set of rules, behaviors, code standards and design guidelines that are meant to allow people with disabilities, which comprise 20% of the world’s population, to effectively use websites.

To achieve this, the W3C (The World Wide Web Consortium) has created the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines” 2.1 (WCAG 2.1), which are meant to explain and guide developers on how to make websites accessible. These guidelines have been adopted by governments around the world and are now a part of various legislations, such as the ADA, Section 508, EN 301549, and others.

The WCAG focuses mainly on three areas of accessibility: blind people using screen-readers (JAWS, NVDA), people with motor impairments that are using the keyboard, and a variety of other disabilities such as color blindness, epilepsy, and minor visual impairments that are mainly focus on the UI and design of the website (color contrasts, animations, fonts, etc.)


Is ADA Website Compliance Required by Law?

Yes.  In 2018, the Department of Justice confirmed 4 Amendments to extend the laws of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from the physical world (wheelchair ramps, handicap spaces, entryways to accommodate special needs, etc) to the digital and Web world. Most of us had no idea any of this was even happening and how it affects our organization?

In addition to the ADA Compliance Standards, there are also: The Rehabilitation Act, Department of Education (DOE), Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), and the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CCVA). At a state level, Arizona, California, and New York have state level accessibility legislation. The highest number of lawsuits are against businesses that operate in Florida, California, and New York.

93% of demand letters settle outside court for $20,000 - $150,000.  Even though 2 of those 4 ADA Amendments were withdrawn, the increase of lawsuits and settlements have still skyrocketed. There are laws in other countries outside of the US as well, in Canada, Europe, Australia and many more.


How Do I Know if My Website is ADA Compliant?

Unless your business has made an effort to make your site ADA Website Compliant, assume your website (and other digital assets) are not ADA compliant. At a minimum, you should have all of your website pages Level AA compliant or make a good faith effort to get there.  Level A compliant is the super 2000's-style of web compliance. We've all seen it before. It looks like this... with the A A ANot cool.

Level AA compliance is often enough to remove the risk of lawsuits and overly expensive remediation. When we are sent a demand letter, formal complaint, or threatened with a lawsuit, we often spend hundreds of thousands more than necessary to remediate and resolve our ADA issues and that is stress, time and money wasted. 

If you make the effort now to make your website Level AA compliant, that will typically address over 90% of your website pages, which is well above what most organizations are doing today.

ADA compliance isn't just the law, its the right thing to do.

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