99.7% Of Current Websites
Aren’t ADA Compliant.

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The Web is Always Changing

In today’s fast-moving world, everything is always changing – and that extends to the Internet. The algorithms have moved in favor of SEO (search engine optimization), making it harder than ever to rank in Google without proper web design, copy, and management. 

But there’s a more subtle, more dangerous component – WebMetrix Group found from serving hundreds of clients that many of them were facing legal implications for their websites due to lack of ADA compliance. Upon further investigation, we found that a startling 99.7% of current websites are not ADA compliant – which means that the vast majority of websites are at risk for legal implications. 

What concerns us most about this statistic is the sheer amount of people who are unaware of the ADA laws. And, even those who are peripherally aware lack direction and specificity on how exactly to make their websites ADA compliant. We are often asked the following questions: 

  • What is ADA website compliance?
  • How can I ensure my website IS ADA compliant?
  • What are the risks of not having an ADA compliant website?
  • Will the overhauls for ADA compliance completely destroy my current website?

We know that all of this legal jargon can be hard to understand, so we will work with you to ensure your website is ADA compliant and that you know what that means. We hope that by informing you of the answers to these questions and setting forth a plan to make your website client, you’ll take the necessary steps to mitigate the risk of legal repercussions and, of course, make sure your website is accessible to all people.

The Web is Always Changing

In today’s fast-moving world, everything is always changing – and that extends to the Internet. The algorithms have moved in favor of SEO (search engine optimization), making it harder than ever to rank in Google without proper web design, copy, and management. 

But there’s a more subtle, more dangerous component – WebMetrix Group found from serving hundreds of clients that many of them were facing legal implications for their websites due to lack of ADA compliance. Upon further investigation, we found that a startling 99.7% of current websites are not ADA compliant – which means that the vast majority of websites are at risk for legal implications. 

What concerns us most about this statistic is the sheer amount of people who are unaware of the ADA laws. And, even those who are peripherally aware lack direction and specificity on how exactly to make their websites ADA compliant. We are often asked the following questions: 

  • What is ADA website compliance?
  • How can I ensure my website IS ADA compliant?
  • What are the risks of not having an ADA compliant website?
  • Will the overhauls for ADA compliance completely destroy my current website?

We know that all of this legal jargon can be hard to understand, so we will work with you to ensure your website is ADA compliant and that you know what that means. We hope that by informing you of the answers to these questions and setting forth a plan to make your website client, you’ll take the necessary steps to mitigate the risk of legal repercussions and, of course, make sure your website is accessible to all people.

What is ADA Website Compliance?

The American Disability Act (ADA) has strict standards that ensure environments have equal access to all people, including people with disabilities. ADA website compliance means that information technology and electronics must be compliant with these accessibility laws, too. While the exact specificities of what constitutes ADA Website Compliance are often vague and ambiguous, our years of website design have equipped us with a robust understanding of how to make your website compliant. 

ADA Website Compliance is a law that applies to any type of business that provides public accommodation. This has erroneously been thought to only include brick and mortar stores (such as having elevator and ramp options for physical accessibility, but the law does extend to include websites and any virtual type of accessibility, too. In short: if your company provides some form of public accommodation (if it offers goods or services for purchase or consumption), your company’s website must be ADA compliant. This means that all business websites must be ADA compliant; there is now way around this.

What is ADA Website Compliance?

The American Disability Act (ADA) has strict standards that ensure environments have equal access to all people, including people with disabilities. ADA website compliance means that information technology and electronics must be compliant with these accessibility laws, too. While the exact specificities of what constitutes ADA Website Compliance are often vague and ambiguous, our years of website design have equipped us with a robust understanding of how to make your website compliant. 

ADA Website Compliance is a law that applies to any type of business that provides public accommodation. This has erroneously been thought to only include brick and mortar stores (such as having elevator and ramp options for physical accessibility, but the law does extend to include websites and any virtual type of accessibility, too. In short: if your company provides some form of public accommodation (if it offers goods or services for purchase or consumption), your company’s website must be ADA compliant. This means that all business websites must be ADA compliant; there is now way around this.

How can I ensure my website IS ADA compliant?

ADA compliant websites are websites that are accessible to everyone, regardless of various disabilities including but not limited to blindness and deafness. This entails that all of your website’s web content must be accessible by voice navigation, screen readers, or any other technology that can assist with accessibility. 

But, how do you know your website is or isn’t ADA compliant? Some opt to use an ADA Compliance Checker online. While these can be helpful, their accuracy rates aren’t always `100% and even if you do have an accurate understanding of if your website complies or not, there isn’t a cut and dry recommendation on how to ensure it is. WebMetrix Group specializes in ADA compliance, which means you can ditch the ADA Compliance Checker and instead have a real human — one of our certified experts — evaluate your site during your complimentary Compliance and Design session. We’ll walk you through our evaluation and help you understand specifically what will be needed to ensure your website is ADA compliant.

How can I ensure my website IS ADA compliant?

ADA compliant websites are websites that are accessible to everyone, regardless of various disabilities including but not limited to blindness and deafness. This entails that all of your website’s web content must be accessible by voice navigation, screen readers, or any other technology that can assist with accessibility. 

But, how do you know your website is or isn’t ADA compliant? Some opt to use an ADA Compliance Checker online. While these can be helpful, their accuracy rates aren’t always `100% and even if you do have an accurate understanding of if your website complies or not, there isn’t a cut and dry recommendation on how to ensure it is. WebMetrix Group specializes in ADA compliance, which means you can ditch the ADA Compliance Checker and instead have a real human — one of our certified experts — evaluate your site during your complimentary Compliance and Design session. We’ll walk you through our evaluation and help you understand specifically what will be needed to ensure your website is ADA compliant.

What are the risks of not having an ADA compliant website?

Ensuring your website is ADA compliant is not something you want to procrastinate. Having the advanced knowledge of these laws is a benefit — many of our clients came to us after it was too late. The risks of not having an ADA compliant website are as follows: 

  • A hefty fine imposed upon your company for lack of compliance, PLUS a required injunction to make your website ADA compliant. So, you’ll basically end up paying way more than you need to if you get caught. If you’re curious as to how much this “hefty fine” can be, it depends on the state – but we’ll just say that we’ve heard reports that this fine can be around $50,000. No matter how well your business is doing, that’s quite the fine.
  • Negative PR. Perhaps the most jarring of the risks is the negative publicity. While money is replenishable and you could certainly recover from paying the hefty fine, burying negative publicity about your brand’s lack of adherence to ADA compliance standards is far more difficult – and oftentimes, impossible. Many companies have learned the hard way that not having an ADA compliant website has led to their name being smeared in the media. ADA compliance is not only important because it’s a law, but because of the reason it’s a law: because all humans, regardless of disability, deserve accessibility. It’s simply not okay to not provide this. 

What are the risks of not having an ADA compliant website?

Ensuring your website is ADA compliant is not something you want to procrastinate. Having the advanced knowledge of these laws is a benefit — many of our clients came to us after it was too late. The risks of not having an ADA compliant website are as follows: 

  • A hefty fine imposed upon your company for lack of compliance, PLUS a required injunction to make your website ADA compliant. So, you’ll basically end up paying way more than you need to if you get caught. If you’re curious as to how much this “hefty fine” can be, it depends on the state – but we’ll just say that we’ve heard reports that this fine can be around $50,000. No matter how well your business is doing, that’s quite the fine.
  • Negative PR. Perhaps the most jarring of the risks is the negative publicity. While money is replenishable and you could certainly recover from paying the hefty fine, burying negative publicity about your brand’s lack of adherence to ADA compliance standards is far more difficult – and oftentimes, impossible. Many companies have learned the hard way that not having an ADA compliant website has led to their name being smeared in the media. ADA compliance is not only important because it’s a law, but because of the reason it’s a law: because all humans, regardless of disability, deserve accessibility. It’s simply not okay to not provide this. 

Will the overhauls for ADA compliance completely destroy my current website?

Another common concern our clients voice is the worry that making their website ADA compliant means that they need to totally redo their website. The short answer is: No, this isn’t necessary. We can make the necessary changes without doing anything to your website’s design. 

However, because we do specialize in complete website redesign, it’s an easy element of the process to add. Some clients love their current website design but recognize that they’re lacking in terms of SEO ranking or copywriting. Depending on what your general website needs are, we will craft a package that’s right for you. We don’t believe in the cookie cutter way to do things – we know that having one main package won’t work for our diverse selection of clients. 

Finally, if you found us because you’ve heard of the ramifications of not being ADA compliant and need us to adhere your website to ADA compliance walls, we can also do that, and only that (given that you are totally happy with your current copy, SEO, and website design!).

Will the overhauls for ADA compliance completely destroy my current website?

Another common concern our clients voice is the worry that making their website ADA compliant means that they need to totally redo their website. The short answer is: No, this isn’t necessary. We can make the necessary changes without doing anything to your website’s design. 

However, because we do specialize in complete website redesign, it’s an easy element of the process to add. Some clients love their current website design but recognize that they’re lacking in terms of SEO ranking or copywriting. Depending on what your general website needs are, we will craft a package that’s right for you. We don’t believe in the cookie cutter way to do things – we know that having one main package won’t work for our diverse selection of clients. 

Finally, if you found us because you’ve heard of the ramifications of not being ADA compliant and need us to adhere your website to ADA compliance walls, we can also do that, and only that (given that you are totally happy with your current copy, SEO, and website design!).

How WebMetrix Continues to Assist in ADA Website Compliance

Finally, because ADA website compliance is one of our core offerings, we are constantly checking to see if the laws have changed or shifted. As part of our monthly bundle package, we include not only unlimited website edits but unlimited ADA compliance tweaks. This means you don’t have to worry about changing ADA laws, or if adding a new page to your website will also be ADA compliant. We’ll take care of all of that, so you can focus on doing what you do best: running your amazing business.

How WebMetrix Continues to Assist in ADA Website Compliance

Finally, because ADA website compliance is one of our core offerings, we are constantly checking to see if the laws have changed or shifted. As part of our monthly bundle package, we include not only unlimited website edits but unlimited ADA compliance tweaks. This means you don’t have to worry about changing ADA laws, or if adding a new page to your website will also be ADA compliant. We’ll take care of all of that, so you can focus on doing what you do best: running your amazing business.

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