Website owners are being targeted and sued for a law they were NOT even aware existed until it was too late. ADA website compliance refers to the process of making a website accessible to the disability community. All website visitors, regardless of ability, should be able to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with a website.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that web content be accessible to the blind, deaf, and others with special needs.
You want your website to provide equitable access for those with disabilities in this digital age. While site-based businesses are required by law to maintain accessibility at their locations, online websites must also provide accessibility. Working toward ADA compliance can not only reduce the risk of liability, but it can also demonstrate that your business is sensitive to your customer's needs. Sidekick Solutions can help you with website accessibility.
More than 10,000 businesses were sued in 2020 for their website not being ADA compliant. This number is expected to hit 200,000 by 2023.
Unlike GDPR, the Americans with Disabilities Act does not require any notice before a lawsuit is filed against a company for non-compliance.