We add helpful accessibility plugins to your existing website without changing your site look to increase compliance with WCAG 2.1, ATAG 2.0, ADA, and Section 508 requirements.
6 Reasons Your Website Should Be ADA Compliant
In the United States* alone your site may be inaccessible to:
* Center for Disease Control (CDC)
** Epilepsy Foundation
Avoid Legal Problems
Failure to comply with Section 508 of the Department of Justice’s ADA (American with Disabilities Act) Standards for Accessible Design could expose your company to hefty fines, the risk of expensive criminal and civil litigation as well as a reputation for being unfriendly to the disabled.
Websites who do not meet WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standards can be fined up to $50,000 for a first violation and $100,000 for a second, and even more for compensation of damages.
The Floodgates Have Opened
- Target.com Sued for failure to provide descriptive alt text on images for product images appearing on their e-commerce store
- Etrade.com Sued for failure to provide an accessible website, mobile application and accessible online trading platform for customers who are blind.
- H&R Block Sued for failure to provide accessible web content for their online tax preparation tool, website, and mobile application
- NetFlix.com, Hulu.com, Amazon.com, MIT and Harvard University Sued for failure to provide closed captioning on streaming web videos, archived video content and pre-recorded course material
- Domino’s Pizza Sued in 2016 for failure to create an online ordering system that was accessible to blind users. The lawsuit is still active as of 2019.
- MLB Sued for failure to provide accessibility of apps for mobile devices based on WCAG 2.1 Level AA for its iPhone and iPad apps.
- SafeWay Sued for failure to provide accessibility of its online grocery delivery website.
- Carnival Cruises Sued for failure to provide accessible web experiences for their Carnival Cruises, Princess and HollandAmerica websites
- Weight Watchers Sued for failure to provide its online and mobile application content and print material in accessible formats for persons with visual impairments
- 50 US Colleges Sued for being inaccessible to people with disabilities, specifically, users relying on screen readers and other assistive tech.