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.
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 concerning this important issue:
- Supreme Court finds against Dominos
- Beyonce hit with Class Action Suit
- Winn Dixie forced to update website after costly trial decision
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
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.
We can help with website accessibility audits, accessibility remediation, and accessible design & development.