The Americans with Disabilities Act extends to websites, to ensure that all Americans have fair access to important information, and if your organization’s site isn’t compliant, you could be opening your company up to steep penalties and lawsuits, not to mention alienating potential customers.
ADA standards are issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Earlier this year, the DOJ stated that it planned to address the uncertainty on the website issue by most likely adopting the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA” in 2018.
There’s a lot of confusion in the market around the latest guidelines, so it helps to know precisely what the right enhancements are, to ensure you’re in compliance and following best practices
Organizations including American Express, Target, and even the Sydney Olympic games had to settle and pay out millions of dollars in damages over recent lawsuits.
If you’re website isn’t compliant, you’re at risk. The good news is, it’s fairly straightforward to ensure you’re on top of the latest guidelines.