ADA Web Compliance

What is ADA Web Accessibility Compliance?

ADA web compliance stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design. It requires all electronic and information technology, including websites, to be accessible to people with disabilities.

Some examples of ADA web compliance include:

  • Volume control for people with limited hearing
  • Captions for deaf and hard-of-hearing people
  • Clear buttons to activate captions.
  • Summaries of audio and video content
  • Screen reader compatibility
  • Explicit navigational instructions
  • Braille displays for blind people, etc.

What are the Risks of ADA Web Accessibility Non-Compliance?

ADA web accessibility compliance is required by state and local governments and businesses that serve the public. Not being ADA-compliant can be a financial risk. Under US law, individuals can sue inaccessible website owners. If you’re sued and lose the case, it could mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages and legal fees. The volume of ADA web accessibility prosecutions has risen massively since 2010.

Non-compliance with ADA WCAG guidelines can result in:

  • Expensive lawsuits, settlements, and fines
  • Loss of loyal customers and revenue.
  • Failure to deliver services to a global audience.
  • Damaged reputation and loss of customer trust.
  • Tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees and settlement costs.

Criterion's ADA Web Compliance Services

Criterion identifies and solves ADA accessibility issues on websites, web applications, and native mobile apps. We also ensure websites meet ADA compliance standards and follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Criterion's responsibilities include:

  • Identifying accessibility issues
  • Providing potential solutions
  • Helping to implement technical features that allow people with disabilities to navigate a website more easily.
  • Checking every part of a website to make sure it is barrier-free.
  • Troubleshooting, evaluating, and recommending assistive software and hardware.
  • Establishing guidelines, best practices, and standards for designing and maintaining accessible websites.
  • Ensuring multi-browser support
  • Test changes and make updates.
  • Interpret disability law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act

We also provide clients with guidance in the following areas:

  • Developing, procuring, maintaining, and using ADA compliant 3rd party web assets
  • Ensuring web and mobile technologies meet or exceed legal requirements.
  • Auditing digital assets (websites, mobile apps, software, etc.) for WCAG compliance

Common examples of our ADA web consulting work include:

  • Staying current on the latest rules, regulations, software, and best practices and presenting quarterly updates to clients.
  • Auditing enterprise applications for ADA WCAG compliance and working with 3rd party vendors to create remediation project plans.
  • Remediating websites, applications, and native mobile apps for ADA web compliance.

Criterion Can Help!

Over 23 years of web accessibility compliance excellence!
Specializing in WCAG compliant websites, applications, and native mobile apps.
Contact us today for your complimentary web accessibility review and consultation!

Web Accessibility Compliance Services

Gain a competitive edge and improve your customer's end-user experience with our comprehensive suite of WCAG Compliance services!

Manual Web Accessibility Testing

Providing the most comprehensive manual web accessibility testing and certification in the industry! Our web accessibility audit teams consist of senior application developers, expert end-users with disabilities, and editors of the WCAG guidelines.

Fanatical Customer Support

Our project managers and web accessibility testers are committed to ensuring you receive fanatical customer and technical support before, during, and after the completion of your project.

Web Accessibility Consulting

Every Criterion project includes a letter of retention, government contracting support, 3rd party vendor management support, and WCAG legal support.

Web Accessibility Monitoring

We ensure long-term web accessibility compliance by including a free post-project completion 90-day spot check and regularly scheduled quarterly, bi-annual, or annual monitoring.

Advanced WCAG Training Courses

Our advanced WCAG training courses will empower your internal development team and/or external vendors to get compliant and stay WCAG compliant.

VPAT Report

Your web accessibility compliance is only as good as your Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). We guarantee your VPAT will reflect the highest legal and contractual due diligence available.

ADA Accessibility Lawsuit Tracker

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The use of web accessibility scanners, plugins, or widgets will not result in a WCAG 2.2 A & AA compliant website.

A website is considered ADA Title III and Section 508 compliant only if the HTML and source code are WCAG 2.2 A & AA compliant.

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