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BOTTOM LINE: All Business Websites Must Be Compliant
In late 2019 the Supreme Court ruled all locations that are required to be ADA compliant must have their websites compliant as well.
If you do not have a physical location that comes under ADA regulations, your business still falls under the Human Rights Act. This stipulates that every person deserves to have equal access rights to public venues.
Websites are public venues!
What Does Web Accessibility Really Mean?
It means providing a way for all visitors to interact with your site, including those who require the use of assistive technologies. Your website is accessible if it works with a screen reader, if your videos have accurate subtitles and low flashing, if your colors have suitable contrast, and if it is navigable with assistive devices other than a mouse or touchpad.
What is ADA Compliance?
ADA Compliance refers to the Americans With Disabilities Act, which states that businesses must be accessible to all patrons.
Applies to governments, businesses, and non-profits.
The law states that businesses are responsible for making reasonable accommodations.
The Department of Justice and civil rights groups have won ADA lawsuits requiring noncompliant businesses to make their websites accessible.
Standards for compliance are based on WCAG 2.0 AA.
What Does This Mean For Me?
Every website should be accessible to all patrons. Just like businesses are required to make buildings accessible to everyone, websites should also be usable for everyone. Website accessibility may be even more important than physical accessibility since the web is a virtual environment welcoming all users equally, even if they cannot or aren’t comfortable leaving home.
By improving your website accessibility, other factors may also be improved, like SEO, design, and usability for all visitors.
When you update your current website, or build a new one that is ADA compliant,
you will earn a 50% tax credit up to $5000.
This is a Tax Credit--Not a Deduction!
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OUR PREMIUM ADA SERVICE
MAKE SURE YOUR WEBSITE IS IN COMPLIANCE
1. We'll have a 15 minute conversation with you to gather website and business address information
2. We create a unique html code for your website (this typically takes 48 hours)
3. We'll send the code to your webmaster, or we can install for you
aged 15 and older have a disability.
Since 2003 Alchemy Consulting has worked with business and professional
practice owners to reach new markets. Our combination of digital and traditional
marketing strategies has proven effective for hundreds of clients.
Schedule a "Discovery Conversation" and let's talk about your business.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an "auto-remediation code?"
The auto-code is a piece of html code that is created for an individual website. Once installed into a website a small symbol appears on the home page telling people with disabilities that the website has been made accessible.
Why would someone choose the 50% protection option?
For a small, local business where the danger of a lawsuit is relatively low, this is an affordable starting point. It also demonstrates an effort to be in compliance that is typically enough to deter attorneys seeking suits.
What is the $1,000,000 Warranty?
For larger companies, or e-commerce businesses, the Full Remediation option includes an 'insurance policy' that will provide up to $1 million for any client who is sued for non-compliance with ADA regulations.
Do you have an example of the accessibility symbol as used?
Sure, here are several website examples:
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