For ADA Compliance, the only thing you can do is to make sure you choose a website developer that does their due diligence to make sure your website is as close to being ADA Compliant as possible. Nowadays, there is just no room for ADA Compliant negligence from the ignorance of uninformed website designers. Choose a good website designer to better protect yourself. Non-ADA Compliance litigation can cost a small fortune which can make, or break, a small business.
We currently use the Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE) as we build out our WordPress websites. According to the WAVE website, it is “a suite of evaluation tools that helps authors make their web content more accessible to individuals with disabilities. WAVE can identify many accessibility and Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) errors, but also facilitates human evaluation of web content. Our philosophy is to focus on issues that we know impact end users, facilitate human evaluation, and to educate about web accessibility.”
When building a new website using WordPress, a premium WordPress theme, as well as the necessary plugins, there are sometimes areas we don’t have the ability of fixing. Once we make the site as ADA Compliant as possible, we highly recommend that our clients leverage a one of the two leading web-accessibility plugins to fill those gaps: Accessibe and Userway are our recommendations.
“AccessiBe is a game-changer in web accessibility, making the entire process to full compliance 100% automatic and immediate, using machine-learning and computer vision technologies. The only solution that ensures compliance at any time, even for websites that update daily.”
“UserWay is the World’s Most Advanced Accessibility Technology – UserWay’s Accessibility Technology is the world’s most advanced and popular AI-powered accessibility compliance solution that ensures your website provides a digital experience that meets and exceeds WCAG 2.1 AA requirements, as required by the ADA and other governmental and regulatory bodies.”
If you are a client of ours and are deciding to sign up for either Accessibe or UserWay, please use this links below so that we will be able to help manage your website’s compliance from our account.