Websites that comply with ADA
Recently, we noticed an increase in lawsuits involving web accessibility. We have seen that in the last year, more and more web owners receive demand letters from persons with disabilities requiring them to make their websites fully accessible.
We have been searching for simple and effective solutions in order to solve the problem you and our other clients are facing. We found no solutions that met our requirements until recently. There are currently three main alternatives:
Here’s the good news: Web Design Matrix recently found a solution I believe will work well for you. This AI automated system can achieve full ADA Compliance within 48 hours, and provide 24/7 automatic maintenance.
Web Design Matrix helped us to get our website ADA compliant.
Recently, we were served with a suit because our website wasn’t ADA compliant. Web Design Matrix offered us a solution that made our website ADA compliant at an affordable price.
Our attorneys confirmed that this site is now ADA-compliant, which should help to prevent future incidents.
La Sandwicherie Group
What Web Accessibility is
The WCAG 2.1 is a set rules, behaviors, code standards, and design guidelines created by the W3C.
The WCAG 2.1 guidebook is a 1000-page document that covers a wide range of disabilities, from those that make it difficult to use the internet without modifications to those that prevent internet usage altogether. This spectrum is actually 20-25% depending on whether we are using the CDC or WHO.
The primary categories of disability that need attention are:
The WCAG 2.1 AA standard has been adopted by many legislations, including the ADA Title 3 Section 508 AODA En 301549.
I wish I could say that the rapid increase in web accessibility is due to everyone realizing that both business owners and persons with disabilities can benefit from this initiative.
The number of lawsuits filed to enforce ADA compliance is on the rise. Reports indicate that ADA compliance lawsuits and demand letters have increased by 200% in the last year, with tens of thousands of businesses being targeted. Initially, only large enterprises and government agencies were under legal pressure to make their websites accessible. This makes sense. The DOJ’s official declaration at the end of last year that all websites were public accommodations, and must therefore comply with Title 3 ADA was one of the biggest shifts. It was not as bad as many thought.
The number of documents served in 2019 tripled that of 2018. In 2019, a paper was served to a business for each business hour. In almost all cases, the plaintiff will win the case because the law is strict liability and the judges are sympathetic towards people with disabilities. If you are not compliant, there is little chance that you will win an ADA lawsuit. Lawyers advise clients to pay the bill since it is not worth fighting.
Here’s a quick example: A woman with visual impairment from Broward County, Florida sued 175 businesses. Many of them closed as a consequence.
In the Covid age, we see that those who are quarantined have less access than before to amenities and physical locations. They also find it more difficult to access the internet for essential services.
The current alternatives make the situation worse for business owners.
There are currently no plugins available that provide more than 10% of the accessibility required to be compliant.
There are also manual accessibility services which can bring you to full compliance, but these cost thousands of dollars and take weeks or even months to implement. The worst part is that they require expensive and tedious maintenance. Imagine that after spending so much time and money, you realize that to make any changes or revisions to your website you will have to spend thousands of dollars each time or give up a large portion of the accessibility you’ve worked hard to achieve.
As you can imagine, these options leave 99% businesses without a viable solution. This makes them easy targets for litigation and prevents them helping people with disabilities. We are offering an incredible AI accessibility solution to solve this impossible scenario.
The accessibility tool was created with the idea that automating the process would create a compliant and simple solution for both business owners and those with disabilities.
Our solution is not just a no-brainer when compared to other solutions on the market, but also a fraction of what manual remediation costs. This makes it easy for businesses to be accessible and compliant.
This solution is developed in conjunction with experts in accessibility, assistive technology and other areas to achieve the highest possible success rate within the industry.
You should be aware that a statement of accessibility that highlights the accessibility of your website is one of the requirements for being ADA compliant. This document, which is on the right, is our accessibility declaration. It also serves as a certification of performance. This document explains the changes made by the solution to the browser compatibility of the website and the assistive technologies and how to provide feedback.
The statement is personalized with your domain name and the date. The statement will be made available to all users in the interface, and you will receive it via email 48 hours after the AI has completed its process.
Audits of accessibility compliance are conducted monthly.
Monthly accessibility compliance audits will reinforce the statement and can be shared to show ongoing compliance. It’s like a record of the compliance of your website.
Our experience has shown that business owners find the process of becoming compliant super easy. :
Let’s take a look at the features.
Two components are used to achieve compliance.
First, we have our accessibility interface which is responsible for the UI design as well as cognitive adjustments.
The interface is organized by disability profiles, and features for enhancement. Users with various disabilities can select the profile which best fits their needs. You’ll find a range of profiles, including an epilepsy-safe profile, a profile for the visually impaired and a profile for those with cognitive disabilities.
The interface can also be customized to fit your website’s design and brand.
Second, our AI-based machine-learning process handles the keyboard navigation adjustments of screen-readers for motor-impaired people and blind people.
Screen-readers are software programs that blind people use to navigate computers and websites. They’re installed on the operating systems. It reads out loud the content on the screen, and also assists with navigation and orientation. The law requires that screen-readers be adjusted.
AI is responsible for all aspects on site using “Contextual Understanding”, an AI technology. This AI technology is responsible to rectify menus, drop-downs, pop-ups, forms icons buttons and other elements.
Our solution uses IRIS and OCR technology to learn and scan the embedded text and objects in the images.
All of the above is available in 14 languages.
What are the benefits of making your website accessible to you, your customers and others? + It is the right thing to: Let’s be honest…it’s now 2021, and everyone should have access.
Making your website accessible to all gives everyone the opportunity to gain access vital information that is essential for our daily lives. Only 2% of internet is accessible to 20% of the population.
We protect 100K clients, ranging from mom-and-pop to 100 Fortune 1000 companies. Our tool has never been sued by a single client. We’ve actually helped more than 4500 clients quickly and easily resolve legal issues relating to access. Litigation Package (Link).
The CDC states that 61,000,000 Americans are registered as disabled, with an annual average spending power of $490 billion. The disabled community is comprised of 1.3 billion individuals worldwide, with an estimated annual spending power in excess of $8 trillion dollars. This number will continue to grow due to the population growth.
Brand Awareness & Exposure: By making your website accessible, you can reach out to an additional 20% of the population who were not previously reached. This will also lead to more people talking about your business and being attracted by your inclusive ethos. Wouldn’t it be nice to purchase a product or service that is ethically responsible and cares for its customers?