By making your website accessible, you also make it easier for all your website visitors and you improve your search engine ranking significantly. There’s a legal reason to make your website accessible too - to make it ADA compliant and 508 compliant.
It’s The Law
For government or government funded websites, your website needs to be 508 compliant. For all other sites, they need to be ADA compliant. Noncompliance can mean that you, as the website owner, can get sued, fined by the courts, and then be forced to either shut down your website and/or update it to be in accessibility compliance. Even though many businesses haven't even heard of accessibility or ADA compliance before, it applies to everyone that owns a website and there has been a marked increase in these cases over the past couple of years. To avoid legal woes, we recommend that you update your site now rather than later but we have also helped clients remediate their sites to be accessible after they've been sued for ADA noncompliance.
Website Accessibility Benefits
In addition to the legal imperatives, there are numerous other benefits to making your website accessible. Firstly, an accessible website is an inclusive one, meaning that you're welcoming a wider audience, including those with disabilities, which means potentially higher traffic and engagement. Accessibility not only broadens your site’s reach but also enriches user experience, fostering loyalty and positive word-of-mouth.
Secondly, search engines like Google have algorithms that prioritize user-friendly websites. Accessible websites often have clearer layouts, alt texts, and improved site structures—all elements that search engines love. This means your accessible site can have better Search Engine Optimization (SEO) performance, making it easier for people to find you online. So, not only is accessibility the right thing to do ethically, it’s also a smart business choice!
We offer full website accessibility services and we recommend including it as part of the website creation process, from design to implementation. We also provide accessibility audits or can remediate (update) your current website to be fully accessible and ADA compliant. We have years of experience, the tools and expertise to make your website accessible but still look stunning.
- Full website accessibility
- Accessibility audits, either single or ongoing
- Accessibility remediation
For all our accessibility services, we offer a guarantee and support. All our services meet or exceed the WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
We Are Website Accessibility Certified
There’s no time like now to get started on making your site accessible, both to make your website inclusive for everyone to access and use but also to comply with the law for ADA compliance. Contact us about making your website accessible.
Cheaper ADA Compliance Option
While we love this service (and partner with AccessiBe to get you 10% off), their AI can’t make the design and code updates needed to make your fully website accessible to provide the best experience for your site visitors with disabilities. Also, from a technical level, since AccessiBe makes its updates to each page after the code loads, you don't get the SEO benefits from having optimized code that's well structured and described. If you’re on a budget though, this is a great solution and will make your website ADA compliant.