On March 18th, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued an opinion on ADA Compliance related to websites. While it’s not the first time that ADA Compliance for websites has been discussed, we think this is the first time an official stance has been voiced about ADA Compliance for business websites. You can find and read the article here
Since the DOJ has officially taken the stance that business websites should meet specific accessibility standards, Online experts and industry lawyers believe that the number of lawsuits related to non-compliance will continue the rise.
What industries are most impacted?
The need to have an accessible website should be your top priority today. The main factor driving this need has been the increase in web accessibility lawsuits.
In what legal experts have called a litigation tsunami, it’s mostly small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that have been hit with thousands of lawsuits and demand letters relating to website accessibility over the past 2 years. This increase in cases has triggered an alarm for SMBs and even prompted the National Retail Federation to issue a warning to businesses urging them to start taking web accessibility seriously.
Every industry has to comply with web accessibility regulations, yet not all fields have been affected equally. Here are some industries that are at risk of being affected the most:
What does this mean for you and your business’s website?
You have two options: Comply or take a significant risk of lawsuits by not complying.
If you choose to comply, we have a simple, streamlined solution for you! Boston Online Marketing, LLC has
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accessiBe is the leading AI-powered web accessibility solution that makes websites accessible to people with disabilities, and compliant with the WCAG, ADA, and other accessibility legislation.
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Easy, fast implementation
Persons with various disabilities can adjust how they view and interact with your website without interfering with the codebase, layout or design
accessiBe re-scans and re-analyzes your website every 24 hours to maintain ADA and WCAG compliance
Receive personalized reports that you can use to prove compliance
Boston Online Marketing will install and configure accessiBe on your behalf
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