ADA Compliant Websites
Beyond beautiful, mobile-friendly web design
Incorporate WCAG 2.0 recommendations for better website accessibility.
What is website accessibility?
Website accessibility ensures that there are no barriers preventing users from interacting with or accessing the content on your websites. When websites are designed for accessibility, they present all users with equal access in terms of information and functionality regardless of physical or mental abilities.
“As a health care provider, Heart City Health knows the importance of making our website accessible to those that are challenged with hearing, vision or physical capabilities.”
3 Levels of Website Accessibility
This is required for any website to be compliant with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines.
This level builds on Level A, so in order to meet the standard of Level AA, Level A has to be in effect.
Assumes Level A and Level AA has already been met.
Understanding Web Accessibility Regulations
Guidelines for web accessibility were first drafted in 1999 by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Those these guidelines are not backed by law, they are the standards most countries use to define site accessibility.pot.
Bars the Federal Government from procuring electronic and information technology that is not fully accessible to those with disabilities, including web design
To date, the ADA language does not directly address ADA compliant websites. However, it has been used in court cases and rulings to state that communication with persons with disabilities must be “as effective as communications with others.” The Department of Justice had announced plans to update the language of the ADA in 2018, but those updates have been delayed. However, that has not stopped them from taking action against websites that are not in compliance with WCAG 2.0.
Provides a “free appropriate public education” for all children with disabilities. A failure to allow web accessibility for disabled students may have consequences for local education agencies.