White Paper: An Analysis of Government Websites in the Age of Mandatory ADA Accessibility
What You’ll Learn in This White Paper
One in four U.S. adults has some type of disability. However, many websites and digital products are not fully accessible to this group.
In 2019, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the popular pizza chain, Domino’s Pizza, was liable to keep their website accessible under the 1990 American with Disabilities Act. The Supreme Court declined to revisit this ruling, setting the precedent for other sites—and lawsuits. Now, companies everywhere are working hard to make their site accessible and reduce their liability, as ADA lawsuits have skyrocketed.
In this white paper, we explore the common accessibility pitfalls websites frequently encounter and provide actionable steps you can take to achieve website compliance. You’ll gain a clear idea of why your site needs to be ADA compliant, and what changes to prioritize.
If your website is not fully ADA compliant, you are potentially excluding millions who can benefit from your product or service, losing out on new customers for your business, and opening your business up to costly lawsuits.
Let’s make your site accessible to all.
Table of Contents
Disabilities the ADA applies to
Titles under ADA
History of ADA Laws
The most common ADA disabilities
Most common ADA mistakes
What is Alt text?
Implementing accessible forms
Property nested HTML markup
Making descriptive links
Proper color contrast
Creating an audit checklist
What changes to prioritize