ADA Website Compliance

What We Do

Since 2001, Criterion has performed more than 2,500 ADA Website Compliance audits for Fortune 500 corporations, mid-sized & small businesses, and government agencies. In addition to ADA website compliance, Criterion also specializes in Section 508 Compliance and Canada ACA & AODA Compliance for:

Websites

Web Applications

Mobile Apps

Software

What is ADA Website Compliance?

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) mandates that public accommodation must be provided to disabled persons to allow for the “full and equal enjoyment” of the related privileges, goods, services, advantages, and accommodations as those provided to able-bodied persons. The owner of any business is responsible for making sure those accommodations are made with “reasonable modification.” The ADA makes it very clear that a business that does not provide for that accommodation is engaging in unlawful discrimination 42 U.S.C. section 12182(b)(2)(A)(iii). Source: National Law Review

What is WCAG Compliance?

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are technical guidelines developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) with the goal of providing a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally. A website that is WCAG compliant will satisfy most requirements required for ADA Title III, Section 508, Canada ACA & AODA, and EU compliance.

“Real World” Website Accessibility Testing

Question: How do I know if my website is accessible?  

Answer: Start by asking experts with disabilities!  Criterion ensures your website’s ADA website compliance by including 2 senior application developers and 3 expert auditors with disabilities on every project team!

Avoid ADA Website Compliance Litigation

Question: Since 2001, how many clients have been sued due to ADA website accessibility non-compliance after retaining Criterion’s services?

Answer: Zero! 

On the other hand, relying on automated website accessibility scanning tools, website accessibility plug-ins, or website accessibility overlays will not mitigate your legal risks.  Learn more about the limitations of these shortcuts! Learn More.

Compliance Target

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

WCAG are technical guidelines referenced when testing for ADA website compliance. Today, WCAG 2.1 A & AA is considered the minimum standard for ADA website compliance.

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Advanced WCAG Online Training Courses Available!

Criterion’s advanced WCAG online training courses are written by our subject-matter experts who have decades of ADA website compliance testing experience. Our online courses are designed to provide clients with the knowledge required to create and maintain WCAG compliant websites, mobile apps, web applications, Word & PDF documents, email, and social media posts.

  • Course #1:  “Introduction – Understanding Web Accessibility”
  • Course #2:  “Advanced – WCAG Testing & Repair Techniques”
  • Course #3:  “Advanced – Creating Accessible Word & PDF Documents”
  • Course #4: “Advanced – Mobile WCAG Testing & Repair Techniques”

Our Clients Include

The Business of Website Accessibility Compliance

Successful long-term website accessibility compliance requires both technical modifications to a website and changes to the business processes involved in the management of a website. While our competitors focus entirely on the technical aspects of website accessibility, Criterion also provide management consulting to assist our clients with best practices in the following areas:

Accessibility Tools Selection

Govt. Contract Support & VPATs

Vendor Management Support

WCAG Legal Support

Advanced WCAG Training

Marketing Accessibility

Corporate Communications

Web Accessibility Statements