Over 20% of US Adults Have a Disability
New reports show that around 20% of US adults have a disability. These can be temporary, permanent, or age-related. Expand your potential pool of customers or clients by making your website accessible.
Accessibility Is the Law
There are also increasing state and federal legal mandates for website accessibility, in part driven by lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
There have been several notable lawsuits
- Supreme Court finds against Dominos
- Beyonce hit with Class Action Suit
- Winn Dixie forced to update website after costly trial decision
Who Needs Accessibility?
For example, you might want to make your site accessible for:
- People with visual impairments who use screen readers
- People with mobility issues, who cannot use a mouse, and sometimes use devices to navigate by keyboard
- People with colorblindness who might not be able to find “the green button”, or be able to tell when they are hovering over a button if the color contrast is low
- People with cognitive issues who are unsure of which option to select
- People for whom English is not the first language and use translation services
- People with temporary conditions like a broken arm, or parents holding small children who need to enter information easily with key strokes
- People relying on voice search using Alexa, Siri, or other popular devices
There are many small things that you might be able to do to start making your site more accessible, like adding “alt text” for all images and graphical info. Alt text is what screen readers read out loud.
Can you audit my website?
We can help with website accessibility audits, accessibility remediation, and accessible design & development.