ADA Compliance and Your Website

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created in 1990 with the aim to ensure that disabled individuals have the same level of opportunities as everyone else. This means that any company that provides service for the general public must ensure that its structure has room for or can accommodate people living with disabilities of any kind.  In 2003, ADA compliance was extended to also include websites and mobile apps. No matter how long your website has been up and running, it’s never too late to be sure you are reaching everyone and maintaining a well accessible website. Here’s our top 4 reasons why your website should be ADA compliant.

1. ADA Compliance Improves Your SEO

As long as your website meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), it will most likely appeal to search engines, users, and screen viewers alike, which will greatly improve your SEO efforts. Because of this, video transcripts, alternative image text, and meta-tagging are even more necessary and should be implemented.

2. ADA Compliance Increases Your Target Audience

There are over 57 million Americans living with disabilities. This is a large population of people in need of your products and services. 

3. ADA Compliance Provides Protection from Lawsuits

Your website may be required by law to be ADA compliant. Do you accept job applications through your website? Do you have an Ecommerce or public accommodation site? Businesses of all sizes have been faced with lawsuits  for non-compliance. 

4. ADA Compliance Helps Your Notoriety

When your website is ADA compliant, you will not only increase the numbers of your target audience by millions, it will also show your desire to bring equal opportunities to all, disabled or able-bodied, communicating to your customers that you value them.

As an Online ADA Agency Partner, our team at Byte Technology is trusted and well-equipped to audit your website and make needed changes so it complies with ADA standards. We understand how overwhelming it can be for you to create an impactful online presence. Contact us for your Free ADA audit and then you can relax. We’ve got it covered.

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