Importance of Website Accessibility
Let’s Start With The Basics
According to the CDC, one in four Americans has a disability. Website Accessibility means that anyone who visits your website can interact with it to its fullest extent – regardless of their disability or level of impairment.
With additional accessibility laws, lawsuits, and an ever-changing landscape, we advise all clients to have an Accessibility Widget on their website. An Accessibility Widget (see the icon on the bottom of this page?) allows you to add specific accessibility functionality to your current website.
For example, the ability to increase font size on a page, adding color contrast, reading text out loud on a page etc just to name a few.
Avoid Potential Lawsuits
There are individuals and corporations who actively seek out websites that are not accessible, and their aim is to bring a lawsuit against the business for its inaccessibility. Entities may be fined up to $75,000 for an initial ADA violation and $150,000 for subsequent violations.
Most small businesses do not have the budget to hire an accessibility attorney and an accessibility consultancy to make the necessary changes on their website. I have seen fees range from $15-30k or more to adhere to the regulations and laws and stay up to date.
Meet AccessiBe, The Website Accessibility Solution.
To be proactive about this issue, we’ve partnered with a Website Accessibility service called AccessiBe – a fully automated website accessibility solution for ADA & WCAG compliance.
If AccessiBe sounds like a good solution, we are happy to to get this setup on your website today.
Here’s a quick 3 minute video on how it all works.
We are not attorneys, we do not provide Website Accessibility Audits, Optimization, or Implementation as a service, and do not provide legal advice of any kind. We are not responsible for your business complying with any applicable laws.
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Website Accessibility Made Easy
If you want to make sure your website is accessible to all visitors, I highly recommend AccessiBe. I’m happy to help get this setup for you. It’s peace of mind knowing you have a fully functioning, accessible website at all times. Click the button below to get started.