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Automated ADA Website Compliance Plans
Choose what plan best fits your business needs. Our ADA Compliance plans may not be a perfect fit for every company. That’s why our agency focuses on your business’s specific needs and can create custom plans for you. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more.
What Is The ADA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. This helps ensure people with disabilities are offered the same opportunities as people without disabilities.
According to the ADA, a person with a disability is someone who meets any of the following criteria:
- has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
- has a history or record of such an impairment (such as cancer that is in remission)
- is perceived by others as having such an impairment (such as a person with scars from a severe burn)
The ADA helps ensure people with disabilities have the same opportunities and access to employment, businesses open to the public, public transit, telecommunications, and participation in government programs.
Ultimately, the ADA covers a wide arrange of categories. For businesses, it’s important to ensure you are complying with the ADA, and part of that involves your website design.
Does My Website Need To Be Web Accessible?
Yes, your website and web pages must be ADA-Compliant if you serve the general public. You can see ADA’s Guidance on Web Accessibility here.
This is important because people with disabilities must be able to access the same goods and services just as others can. When the law was first enacted, it was not planned that websites would have to be accessible since it was implemented in 1990.
However, over time it became clear websites were included in the ADA guidelines since domains are publicly accessible and businesses offer goods and services online.
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Website Accessibility Guidelines
The ADA does not list strict guidelines for web accessibility issues. Instead, they refer to web accessibility guidelines to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the Section 508 Standards.
The WCAG is the most commonly followed and has clearly documented guidelines on making your website accessible if you are familiar with web design practices. The WCAG breaks its guidelines up into three levels/standards. Those are:
- Level A – the minimum web accessibility standards you should meet.
- Level AA – the middle accessibility standard which is attainable for almost all websites.
- Level AAA – the highest accessibility standard and unattainable for some websites.
Therefore, at a minimum, your website should meet WCAG Level A Guidelines. Check out their quick reference guide to see if your website meets those criteria. The guide may be difficult to understand if you are unfamiliar with web design practices.
To check if your website meets ADA website compliance, running a page test through software may be better. At WolfPack Advising, we can test your site for you, or you can find other solutions by simply doing a Google Search. However, be sure you understand the standards/level the test is reporting to you.
If you find your website is not compliant with the WCAG or Section 508, you’re not alone. A good percentage of websites today are inaccessible to people with disabilities. However, that does not save a business from being targeted with a lawsuit from government agencies.
How Our Web Accessibility Solutions Help People With Disabillities
Here are just some of the ways we help businesses ensure their websites are ADA Compliant with accessibility features.
Our Web Accessibility Widget & Services
At the end of the day, every business that serves the general public should make its website ADA-compliant. You can hire a web designer or someone familiar with the WCAG or Section 508 Guidelines to make your website compliant.
However, ADA compliance is an ongoing issue. As your website is updated or changed, you will need to check if your website still meets accessibility standards.
At WolfPack Advising, we can help with our ADA Website Compliance Services. We use a customized widget that is installed on your website. That widget appears on every webpage on your site. Our widget will automatically scan your website daily using AI and machine learning to check for changes in your website. Then, our widget will automatically update your website code to make your website accessible up to WCAG Level AA standards! Our solution also comes with a litigation support package and accessibility statement for your website.
Without an automatic solution, your ADA website compliance issues can mount and be difficult to manage on your own. We would definitely recommend opting for an automated solution.
How It Works & Our Process
Frequently Asked Questions
If you provide web accessibility through WolfPack Advising, a tax credit is available with the Disabled Access Credit. According to the IRS, The Disabled Access Credit provides a non-refundable credit for small businesses that incur expenditures for the purpose of providing access to persons with disabilities.
To be eligible, you must be a small business that earned $1 million or less or had no more than 30 full-time employees in the previous year. You may take credits every year you incur expenses and meet the criteria. Refer to Form 8826, Disabled Access Credit, for information about eligible expenditures.