More Content Is Available Than Ever. But That Isn’t the Case for Everyone.

 

We believe that all websites should be compliant with ADA specifications for the internet. We have made a pledge to help our clients and the online presence of their brands to meet or exceed the requirements of WCAG2 Level AA conformance. Where issues exist, Able&Co. will make an effort to remedy the situation, or if the issue cannot be remedied in a timely manner, provide the necessary content via alternate means until such time as technical remediation can occur.

What is WCAG 2.0?

WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) is an updated version of Section 508 compliance. In addition to the regulations set out by Section 508, WCAG compliance includes guidelines at an international level. The goal of WCAG is to provide a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally.

There are 38 Level A and AA Success Criteria. Of these, 22 are phrased differently but equivalent in substance to current 508 requirements. Content that meets the current 508 requirements would not have to be changed to meet the corresponding success criteria. Sixteen success criteria are new and content that meets the current 508 requirements might not meet these success criteria.

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What it Means for Your Business

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires certain businesses to make accommodations for people with disabilities. Web content should be accessible to the blind, deaf, and those who must navigate by voice, screen readers or other assistive technologies. Businesses that fall under Title I, those that operate 20 or more weeks per year with at least 15 full-time employees, or Title III, those that fall under the category of “public accommodation,” (hotels, banks and public transportation) are covered by the ADA.

The law stipulates that affected businesses must have websites to show “reasonable accessibility.” Failure to create an ADA-compliant website could open a business to lawsuits, financial liabilities and damage to your brand reputation.

What Can You Do?

Businesses facing compliance issues have 3 options.

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Ignore Them (Not Recommended)

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Get Summoned (Not Recommended)

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Staying Compliant is Mandatory. We’re Here to Help.

Able&Co. will work with you toward compliance and help you achieve better accessibility and peace of mind. Let’s not waste any time. Fill out the form below to get started.