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Is your website accessible to people with disabilities?
About Web Accessibility
Web accessibility is a set of rules, behaviors, code standards, and design guidelines created by the W3C called WCAG 2.1.
The WCAG 2.1 is a massive 1,000-page guidebook that encapsulates a range of disabilities that go from hindering internet use to making internet use impossible without adjustments.
This spectrum comprises 20-25% of the general population, depending on if we’re going with the CDC or WHO.
There are many disabilities covered, and the primary categories that require attention are:
- blind people using screen readers,
- the motor-impaired using only the keyboard to navigate,
- epilepsy, color blindness,
- cognitive and learning disabilities,
- visual impairments, and more.
According to ADA title III, every business website has to be accessible to people with disabilities, or it will be at risk of being sued and facing unnecessary legal expenses. We recommend using our AI and machine learning web accessibility solution to solve this problem. Our research shows this is the most affordable and straightforward solution today.
As the internet and websites played a more significant role in how consumers interact with businesses, the way the ADA applied to web accessibility changed. In 2017, a clear consensus emerged that the ADA also covers the online world. Disability rights activists, legal scholars, and court rulings have agreed that websites, internet portals, and online stores must be accessible to people with disabilities. In September 2018, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote an official letter to members of Congress explaining it’s mandatory that “goods, services, privileges, or activities provided by places of public accommodation be equally accessible to people with disabilities.”
Today, U.S. courts apply ADA accessibility requirements to the internet, meaning websites should comply with ADA rules. Reinforcement was displayed by the Department of Justice in 2022 when it released new guidance on implementing web accessibility standards and practices, clarifying that the ADA indeed covers web accessibility.
The DOJ has frequently referenced the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA as the goal for website accessibility, even though this isn’t codified into law. Currently, WCAG 2.1 is the best measure of web accessibility regarding federal law, and it’s unlikely that a WCAG 2.1 Level AA-compliant website would be sued for inaccessibility.
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Website Accessibility Solution
accessWidget is the leading Al-powered web accessibility solution that makes websites accessible to people with disabilities and compliant with the WCAG, ADA, and other accessibility legislation. With Al and automation, accessWidget significantly reduces costs and time, making web accessibility achievable for businesses of all sizes, from small to large enterprises.
It is important to note that one of the legal requirements of being ADA compliant is to have an accessibility statement that highlights the accessibility of your website. This accessibility statement also acts as a certificate of performance. It explains all the solution’s adjustments to the website, browser, and assistive technology compatibility and describes how to report feedback.
The statement will be personalized to the name of your domain and dated. It will be available to all users within the interface and sent to you via email within 48 hours of the installation once the AI completes its process.
The statement will be reinforced with monthly accessibility compliance audits, which can be downloaded and shared as proof of ongoing compliance efforts. It is a track record of your website’s compliance.