Improved accessibility has become one of the top priorities for many website owners recently. You might be wondering why that’s the case, and that’s a good question indeed! It’s a direct result of anti-discrimination laws being used by lawyers all over the U.S. to sue website owners. The primary law that they refer to is the Americans with Disabilities Act.
It was signed in 1990, so there’s no way that the lawmakers had websites in mind while creating it. However, according to the interpretation of U.S. courts, Title III of the ADA does apply to websites. Consequently, if your website doesn’t meet the ADA website compliance guidelines, you’re at risk of paying up to $10,000.
Luckily, there are a few relatively easy steps that you can take to ensure that your website meets the modern standards of accessibility!Continue Reading »