Website Responsibility: How to Address Accessibility Issues

Website Responsibility: How to Address Accessibility Issues

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that all businesses make sure that they are offering the same services to disabled people that they provide to everyone else. This requirement of accessibility also applies to websites. Since 2017, non-compliant websites began receiving legal notices and lawsuits. Each year that number grows and has included well-known brands, services, and even celebrities for ADA website liability. However, the more you learn about accessible websites and all that they have to offer, it becomes easy to see that ADA compliance helps everyone. Creating and maintaining accessible websites is not just about reducing risk for lawsuits, but also as a part of business responsibility in the big picture of your organization. There are many benefits that can be used to help take your company to the next level and lay the groundwork for a more profitable future.

ADA Compliant Websites

Creating a website for your business that complies with the requirements of ADA can be a challenge. There are a few ways that this can be accomplished, but not all methods are equal. At SouthCoast Internet, we invested a lot of time into reading, researching, and testing a variety of services designed to protect organizations from ADA website liability. We wanted to find a solution that would be affordable, easy-to-use, and quick to implement to offer the most protection without delay. We also wanted to make sure that the solution we chose would continue offering protection for any new content that was added to maintain ADA compliance. After researching dozens of options and testing them out on our own company websites, we finally found a solution that met all of our demands.

Some of the ways that websites can be made ADA compliant include manual web accessibility coding, web accessibility plug-ins, and a program known as a screen overlay, which has become popular for businesses in recent years. However, through our research and testing, we found that none of these solutions offered complete compliance, leaving website owners still vulnerable to lawsuits. There’s no point in only adjusting your website in part when there are options that will allow you to protect it fully. The solution that we have found is an artificial intelligence AI automated system that provides full ADA compliance within 48-hours of installation. It also provides ongoing 24/7 maintenance designed to ensure that any new posts, pages, or content are also compliant with the current ADA requirements.

How Does This Solution Work?

Developed side-by-side with real people who have disabilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, this AI solution offers compliance for ADA, Section 508, WCAG 2.1, and EAA/EN 301549. It has been proven to deliver the industry’s highest success rate designed to make non-compliant websites accessible and reduce ADA website liability for businesses. Each website that uses this solution is re-scanned every 24-hours to ensure continued compliance. The team behind this solution works directly with blind people, individuals who are motor and visually impaired, and people who have epilepsy, as well as other disabilities, for ongoing research and development. This solution can help companies who are concerned about business responsibility for disabled visitors, as this type of ADA compliance helps everyone.

In order to meet the demands of ADA website liability, this AI solution works to scan and analyze websites to determine which functions and elements require adjustments based on the needs of the user. One example of this is the automatic screen-reader service used for blind or visually-impaired users to help navigate the website. Other examples, which can be found in the live-demo on our company website, include automatic keyboard navigation adjustments for popups, buttons, and menus, as well as personal UI and design adjustments to improve color contrast, stop animations, and certain content display options. Website owners who use this solution also receive an accessibility statement and certificate of performance, along with monthly compliance auditing and the complete re-scan and repair of any new issues every 24-hours for continued support.

What Do You Need to Do?

If you are interested in addressing your organization’s ADA website liability issues before they become a problem, contact SouthCoast Internet directly. We can provide you with additional information and help non-compliant websites with the implementation of this solution to ensure business responsibility going forward. We are 100 percent confident in this solution and recommend it highly to all of our clients. We are currently using it on our own website and are very pleased with the services and support that we have received. Get started today with ADA compliance by contacting our team at 508-415-8648 or visit our website to see a live demo and read more about how this solution can work for you.