What is ADA Compliance?
The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990 to prohibit discrimination based on disability. At the time, there were no standards for ADA compliance for websites. Since 2008, the WCAG specification has been used for websites and apps to provide accommodation for users with disabilities.
Having an accessible website means adhering to WCAG 2.1 web standards. These standards are not made by legislators or lawyers. These are web development standards that ensure websites and applications can be used by the widest possible audience.
Why Accessibility Matters
Over 20% of the users of the internet fall into this category for one reason or another. Depending on the vertical or target audience of your website or application your users may be considerably more impacted by this. Current technologies allow us to make all sorts of considerations for impacted groups of users whether it be varying degrees of color blindness, poor vision, low vision, blind, deaf, motion-related issues, etc.
ADA Compliance for websites and applications is about way more than avoiding litigation (although that’s a pretty good reason). ADA Compliance for websites and applications is about making sure your site or app can be used or consumed by the largest possible audience.
What We Do
At Oyova we help our clients achieve their desired levels of WCAG 2.1 compliance for both new and existing sites or apps. We provide support for one-time or ongoing engagements to remediate current accessibility issues and ensure future compliance. We’ll start with a consultation to determine the extent of your compliance needs then work with your team to implement a plan to achieve that compliance.
How We Do It
Our team of accessibility experts will work with you to ensure compliance so that your business and livelihood are protected from litigation and your consumers are all properly considered and cared for. We can test, write, and remediate code to WCAG 2.1 standards for ADA Compliance Level A, AA, and even AAA. Additionally, we can work with industry-leading accessibility partners to certify accessibility and provide long-term audit trails to prove compliance measures if litigation were ever to arise.