And does it need to be?
If the question is, “Is my website ADA compliant?” the answer is “probably not.”
As a business owner with a website, these are important questions to consider. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is something all business owners need to be aware of. There is a great article that goes into detail about ADA Compliance and how it can affect your business.
Here at North Fork Business Solutions, we take ADA Compliance seriously. We can develop and design your website to meet these requirements. We have also worked with companies to make sure their existing websites met or exceeded these ADA requirements.
How do I meet ADA Compliance & WCAG Accessibility?
The current standards of ADA Compliance can be met by following the Web Content Accessibility Guide (WCAG). These requirements are put forth by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The WAI is developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). WCAG 2.1 is the current standard, comprising three “levels” of ADA Compliance: Level A, AA, and AAA. We know this sounds confusing, but basically to be ADA compliant, you have to meet WCAG Accessibility. With the alarming trend of companies being sued for non-compliance to these standards, it is suggested by most experts to meet at least Level A criteria, and recommended to meet Level AA compliance.
Please note that the process of becoming ADA Compliant is not an easy one. As with most things, it is easier to incorporate it into the initial development of the website. With that said, if you have an existing website that you would like to get certified ADA Level A or Level AA compliant, we can help you with that. We have worked with several businesses and corporations to successfully meet these standards.
While it can be a long and expensive process to meet the WCAG requirements, it is better to spend the time and money now, as opposed to the long-term ramifications of being hit with a costly lawsuit. Contact North Fork Business Solutions to discuss how we can help.