At Organiq Media, ADA compliance is the cornerstone of every website we design. For us, accessibility isn’t an add-on, it’s the DNA of our design ethos. We know that navigating the ins and outs of website compliance can be overwhelming, but our team is here to guide you. Schedule an accessibility review of your company’s website with one of our certified ADA specialists today.
Our ADA Website Compliance Services include:
- WCAG 2.1 AA, ADA, Section 508, EN 301549 compliance
- Text Alternatives for non-text content
- Keyboard Accessibility (ensuring that your website is fully navigable using a keyboard)
- Screen reader compatibility
- Ongoing compliance
- And more
“By bolstering your website’s accessibility through ADA compliant web design, you’re opening your digital doors wider, welcoming an ever-broadening audience.“
the organiq approach to accessible, ada compliant web design
With the spotlight of the 2023 Supreme Court case on ADA tester rights and potential implications for businesses, the necessity for website compliance has become indisputable. By bolstering your website’s accessibility through ADA compliant web design, you’re opening your digital doors wider and welcoming an ever-broadening audience. The Organiq approach to website accessibility includes, but isn’t limited to:
The digital landscape is evolving and with it, the need for ADA-compliant web design has risen significantly. In March 2023, the US Supreme Court chose to hear a case centered around ADA “testers” and their right to sue over alleged website accessibility violations. This decision could pave the way for far-reaching implications for all businesses and industries with an online presence.
While the Americans With Disabilities Act doesn’t explicitly lay out web design standards, it does emphasize the importance of inclusivity. It stipulates that no one should be barred from accessing publicly-available products or services, and this includes websites. The number of lawsuits filed against non-compliant websites has surged dramatically over the past decade. For example, in 2018, over 2000 ADA website lawsuits were filed, marking a 50% increase from the previous year. These lawsuits target a wide range of companies, from retail giants like Home Depot, to chain restaurants like Dominos Pizza, to small-scale enterprises like local shoe stores and realtors.
Between 2020 and 2023, numerous landmark cases related to ADA compliance and websites have come into play, including the “tester” case that has reached the US Supreme Court. In 2020 alone, the U.S. Department of Justice set a record by filing nearly 11,000 ADA Title III lawsuits, affecting both large and small businesses.
While these suits can be daunting for businesses, they also present an opportunity to refine your online presence to better serve customers with disabilities and potentially reduce future legal exposure. A more inclusive website doesn’t just benefit a small group of individuals; it allows you to engage a wider audience. Remember, the main goal is not just to avoid lawsuits, but to provide an equally accessible and enjoyable experience for all users. After all, an inclusive and accessible internet is better for everyone.
an ada compliant website isn’t optional, it’s the law.
Book a consultation with an ADA-certified web designer at Organiq Media. We’ll assess your company website’s ADA compliance level and guide you towards improved accessibility if needed.