Does my business website need to be ADA compliant?
Yes, in the United States, websites are required to be accessible to individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life, including the internet.
The ADA doesn’t specifically mention websites, but the law requires that businesses provide “full and equal enjoyment” of their goods and services to individuals with disabilities. This includes providing access to websites and digital content that is accessible to people with disabilities.
In recent years, there have been a growing number of lawsuits filed against businesses for failing to make their websites accessible to people with disabilities. Courts have generally interpreted the ADA to apply to websites and digital content, and have required businesses to make their websites accessible to individuals with disabilities.
There are various accessibility standards and guidelines that businesses can follow to make their websites accessible, including the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, which are widely recognized as the international standard for website accessibility. Businesses should work with web developers and accessibility experts to ensure that their websites are fully accessible to individuals with disabilities.
At South Sound Digital we can provide ADA compliance audits and integrate complete ADA solutions for any website built on any of the major CMS platforms and solution stacks. Including;
- accessiBe JS Embed
- Concrete CMS
- Google Tag Manager