Guidelines) - 508 & ADA Compliance
As business owners and managers, deciphering through a myriad of Internet/Digital Marketing options can be truly daunting! But did you know that depending on your industry and target demographic, your web site may need to be compliant with WCAG and the ADA?
Mobile and web site accessibility compliance is a requirement for government agencies but trying to understand WCAG Guidelines and how they relate to ADA, ACAA, OCR, AODA, Section 508, and various other compliance requirements can also be quite confusing for all types of B2B and B2C businesses.
All organizations, Federal and State agencies, and educational institutions should look to the WCAG 2.0 guidelines to provide guidance on how to make products accessible. Many proactive healthcare and financial organizations and websites targeted to seniors, make significant efforts to maintain compliance.
accessible to everyone, regardless of a disability.
WCAG has created stable, referenceable technical standards and have 12-13 guidelines that are organized under 4 principles: perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. ADA is the Americans with Disabilities Act, and it refers to making all resources, both physical and digital, accessible to persons with disabilities.
Businesses that have an online presence should provide accessibility to disabled users. There are ethical and commercial justifications for implementing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines as web accessibility is the inclusive practice of ensuring there are no barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities.
When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, generally all users have equal access to information and functionality.
If you’re not sure if your organization’s web site is not compliant Contact Us. We’re consistently keeping a pulse on web compliance and making sure that our client web sites are accessible to everyone, regardless of a disability.