Why ADA Compliance is Necessary for Your Site

Why ADA Compliance is Necessary for Your Site?

Authored by Ameex Technologies on 21 May 2020

While it is mandatory for the federal and federal funded websites to be ADA, WCAG 2.0 compliant, per the rule covered by Section 508, it is equally important for other businesses to have websites that are accessible and fully ADA and WCAG compliant.

ADA compliant sites not only present equal accessibility to people with disabilities, but also safeguard your business from any legal ramifications that could happen due to non-compliance. We worked with clients in the past who had to deal with lawsuits filed by individuals with disabilities. Although we made their sites ADA compliant which saved them from further legal troubles, but they were clearly late into making their sites ADA compliant. If your website caters to general consumers, ADA compliance or accessible website becomes all the more necessary.

Web designers, developers, and content managers play a key role in ensuring websites are accessible, and conform to the Revised 508 Standards and the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA at all times. While most testing tools available online does an automated scan to find out the non-compliant sections in the website, Ameex takes a hybrid approach by combining both automated and manual testing processes that provides greater depth and coverage, thereby leaves nothing on the website that’s non-compliant. With Ameex’s ADA compliance service, clients have the flexibility to choose the 3rd party automated tools of their choice, for the automated scanning of the website. We bring in our expertise in web development, design, and ADA compliance to perform manual checks of the site to look beyond the automated tools for complete coverage of the site. Upon identification of the non-compliant parts and items in the websites, Ameex’s team will diligently remove or make changes to all Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA issues in scope and make the site compliant with ADA standards. Clients have to take care of all forms of contents that are not ADA compliant.

ADA compliance once achieved can also be lost over time as more changes or contents updates are done. It’s important to follow ADA guidelines while making these changes and get your site tested once in a while. ADA compliance checks and correction requires a small investment of time and money, but it can save you big time from future legal hassles.

Do your ADA compliance check today!