Maybe you’ve heard about ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliance but did you realize that your website should be compliant as well? New laws require many businesses to have ADA compliant websites and your business could well be one of those. According to Title I of the ADA, businesses that have at least 15 full-time employees and operate 20 or more weeks in a year are required to comply. Under Title III, companies that are “public accommodations,” like hotels or transportation services, must also provide services for disabled persons. And if your site isn’t compliant, it leaves your business open for a lawsuit. And there have been many lawsuits.
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What to do
I don’t specialize in ADA compliance, but creating a good website means using some things that help with it by default. Things like alt tags for images, large font sizes and strong, contrasting colors help. At the minimum, you can use plugins like WP ADA Compliance Check Basic or WP Accessibility to get you started, but if you’re one of the businesses who is required by law to comply, I would recommend hiring a company to help you.
Find out more
Here is an article that gives you some more background on ADA compliance: