Web Accessibility for ADA Compliance

Reach Everyone. Risk Nothing.

Why Do You Need an Accessible Website?

ADA- and WCAG-Compliance

An inclusive web experience demands accessibility, and it’s no longer optional. It’s a necessity. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Web Guidance and the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0 set the standards. These frameworks make online platforms usable by everyone, including the nearly 1 in 5 Americans who live with a disability.

Equal Access
Ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to information and services on the website.

Reduce Risk
Reduce the risk of lawsuits and legal action for non-compliance with the ADA.

Better UX for All
Improve the user experience (UX) for all users, not just those with disabilities.

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ADA Web Requirements

Use text alternatives for non-text content

Describe the content and function of images, videos, and audio files with text alts.

Use Descriptive anchor link text

The link text should describe the content that the user will be taken to when they click on the link.

Provide captions + transcripts for videos

This ensures that users who are deaf or hard of hearing can access the content of the video.

Ensure keyboard only navigation

This is important for users who cannot use a mouse or other pointing device.

Use sufficient color contrast

This makes the website easier to read for users with low vision.

Provide clear + concise content

This helps users with cognitive disabilities to understand the information on the website.

Use headings + subheadings

This helps users to navigate the website and find information more easily.

Avoid using flashing or blinking content

This can trigger seizures in users with photosensitive epilepsy.

Confirm the website is compatible with screen readers

This allows users who are blind or visually impaired to access the content on the website.

Improve the user experience (UX) for all users with ADA compliance.

Meet Accessibility Standards for Your Branding

Your best efforts to ensure AAA contrast for text one buttons or proper alt text are just the beginning. Evaluate your existing visual brand and all the marketing channels that use it. Update colors, brand guides, and SOPs for every team member who creates any form of content for you.

Creating an accessible web presence is an important step in ensuring that people with disabilities  — or even situational limitations — have equal access to information and services online.

WCAG 3.0 Guidelines

Following the WCAG 3.0 guidelines ensures your site is more accessible to users with:

  • Blindness, low vision, and other vision impairments
  • Deafness and hearing loss
  • Limited movement and dexterity
  • Speech disabilities
  • Sensory disorders
  • Cognitive and learning disabilities
  • Combinations of the above