ADA Compliance

March 10, 2017

We have recently received some inquiries about ADA compliance and the websites that we build, so we wanted to take some time to discuss ADA compliance, what it is, and what can be done about it with your website.

What is ADA compliance?

ADA compliance is making sure that your website meets the needs of any user that comes across it.  This means to make your website accessible to individuals with disabilities.  There are standards that go into making a website ADA compliant, and they tend to vary depending on the industry of your site.  Now that the web is accessible in some many ways, it is important to make sure that anyone who visits it is able to use it to it’s fullest.

How to make your website ADA compliant?

Making your website ADA compliant really depends on your industry and the needs of your customer.  Here is a beginners guide to get started: http://a11yproject.com/checklist.html.  This covers some of the bare-bones basics that you should look at with your website to make sure it is ADA compliant.

Compliance is also not a set-it-and-forget-it thing.  The business owner or website manager should always keep ADA compliance in mind when making changes to the website.  Things like ensuring to add alternative text to images, adding textual transcripts for videos, or plain text copies of PDF documents.  All of these things go into helping to make your website easier to use for individuals with disabilities.

You can also ask your web developer for assistance with some of these tasks.  If you are not familiar with how the coding of the website works, then your website developer can assist in implementing the code changes necessary to bring your website into compliance.

Do you need help making your website ADA compliant?

If you need assistance making your website ADA compliant we are happy to help.  We can perform a review of your site, and provide a plan of action to take to resolve any issues that are found.  We can also work with you to perform the necessary updates to bring your website into compliance.  If you would like to discuss ADA compliance with us, and see how  we can help, please contact us today.

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Brady is the voice on the other end of the phone line when you call Sephone. He graduated from the New England School of Communications in 2009 and assists Sephone in building and maintaining our sites.

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