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Why You Need An ADA Compliant Website

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is a piece of legislation that requires businesses, including online stores and websites, to be accessible to customers with disabilities. Your practice needs an ADA compliant website for many reasons.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provide a set of standards to make content on websites more accessible for people with disabilities. 

Websites that are WCAG and ADA compliant are more appealing to visitors with disabilities and are more likely to avoid lawsuits.

How Do You Make Your Website ADA Compliant?

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) are part of a collection of web accessibility guidelines issued by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), the most extensive international standards organization on the Internet.

The WCAG 2.1 guidelines outline how digital resources and technologies can be made available to all, including those with the following disabilities:

  • Thinking: those with dyslexia, autism, or learning disabilities vision.
  • Sight: those who are seriously sighted impaired (blind), moderately sighted (partially sighted), or color-blind.
  • Hearing: those who are deaf or hard of hearing those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Mobility: those who find it challenging to use an input device, such as a keyboard or mouse.

If you work with AuDSEO, you won’t have to worry about making an ADA Compliant Website! We have a tool to do it for you.

What Does The AuDSEO ADA/WCAG Compliance Tool Do?

The compliance interface offers people with disabilities the ability to adjust how they view the website. They can alter items such as how the content and color are displayed (as demonstrated on our website with the accessibility icon).

The tool’s AI technology takes care of making adjustments to items on the back-end and scans the site 24 hours a day.

What Are The Benefits Of An ADA Compliant Website?

  • Enhance Your Reputation: Demonstrating that accessibility is important to you will build trust with your website visitors.
  • Avoid Lawsuits: Having a website that is not compliant could lead to litigation. 
  • Give Visitors A Positive Experience: 45% of consumers abandon any piece of content displaying poorly on the device they are using.
  • It’s better for your SEO: Closed captions and transcripts help with SEO because they include text that Google and other search engines can locate and index, making it easier for users to find relevant information on your website.
  • It’s The Right Thing To Do! Making your website accessible to everyone regardless of their abilities will make your site easier to navigate and make all of your visitors happier.

Making an ADA compliant website on your own isn’t easy, but we can help so you can focus on your patients. Contact us today to make sure your website is ADA compliant!