Ensuring that your website and all the documents on it are ADA compliant is important in today’s digital world.
ADA compliance stems from the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) which is a civil rights law that bans discrimination against any individual with disabilities—this includes what we publish on the internet. A blind, color-impaired, or low-vision user relies on specific formatting to better understand the content on your website.
At Connectica, we can design your website and its content, including PDF files and Word documents, to adhere to the most current ADA compliancy standards.
What Is An ADA-Compliant Website?
As part of ADA compliance, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines ensure web content access to those with disabilities. Government organization websites are most commonly required to follow specific ADA guidelines.
However, any organization or industry that deals with public life and is open to the public will benefit from ADA compliant website design and content services.
Why Is Having An ADA Compliant Website & Content Important?
SEO Performance & Digital Presence: Simply put, having a website that’s ADA compliant has a huge impact on your SEO score, and, by extension, your rankings on search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo!
ADA compliance is important for your website and all the documents on it because it increases your online visibility and target audience which boosts your conversion rate.
Legalities & Guideline Requirements: Title II and Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act layout certain requirements pertaining to website accessibility. These guidelines apply to state and local government entities, hotels, movie theaters, restaurants, schools, hospitals, pharmacies, daycare facilities, and places of public accommodation or service.
If your business does fall into an industry where ADA compliance is necessary at your physical location, now is a great time to make sure your website and all the documents on it are as well. It could prevent future penalties and legal action against your company.
Inclusivity: No matter what, you should include everyone when it comes to access to your business or organization’s website and its contents. Not only does it show that you care, but modifying access for individuals with physical, sensory, and mental disabilities is just good business practice.
How Can I Make Sure My Website & Documents Are ADA Compliant?
There are a number of different processes that Connectica utilizes to guarantee that your website and content files like PDFs and word docs are ADA compliant according to the latest in web accessibility standards.
Analyze & Review The Code: Connectica’s team of ADA compliancy experts and web designers will audit your website’s current code to look for areas that could be largely improved from ADA compliant website and content design services.
Determine The Level Of Compliancy: Every industry is different. Depending on your business or organization, you may be mandated to follow more ADA guidelines. Don’t worry about the details, that’s what we’re here for!
Update & Test The Code: After we’ve updated your website, our ADA compliancy experts run numerous tests to ensure optimization and that your new design is working correctly.
Stay Current & Updated On ADA Standards: ADA requirements are always changing, and likely in the not so distant future, they will be even more stringent. Having Connectica in charge of your ADA compliance means knowing that you’ll always be current and up to date with the latest standards.
Fix The Code: After we’ve concluded how much of your website should be ADA compliant, we will update your website’s code to include all the fundamental ADA accessible features that fit within your industry’s guideline parameters.