ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliant Design
What It Means To Be ADA Compliant
Nearly 20% of the United States population (roughly 1 in 5 Americans) is living with a disability. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was enacted in the early 90s to help them out. The law protects all disabled Americans who use a computer, laptop, or cell phone to access websites online. For instance, a blind person using a screen reader must be able to successfully navigate and interact with a website in order for its design to be considered ADA compliant.
Why You Should Implement An ADA Compliant Design
The Americans with Disabilities Act is the law. You put yourself at risk for potential legal action if your website isn’t ADA compliant. In addition, by complying with ADA standards you are showing visitors to your website that you care. This will help you gain an edge over your competition by reaching a customer base comprised of the visually, physically, and hearing impaired. Another important benefit to having an ADA compliant design is getting more visitors to your website. Inclusive websites that are accessible to everyone are more likely to rank higher on search engines. As a result, your ADA compliant website will generate more traffic.
How Golden Services Group Can Help
If you’re interested in investing in a new website or have an existing website that needs an ADA compliant update to its design, we hope you’ll give us a call to explore your options. We are happy to provide additional information for you to consider before taking that next step to making your website ADA user friendly.