Accessibility Auditing and Web Solutions
“Web accessibility is a set of rules, behaviors, code standards and design guidelines, that are meant to allow people with disabilities to effectively use websites”
A compliant WCAG 2.1 website allows access to your information and the complete browsing experiece for people with:
- Motor and Mobility Issues
- Color Blindness
- Blurred Vision
- Cognitive Disorders
- & more
Wait, I thought my website was already accessible?
Standards for web accessiblity have changed over recent years. Even though we aim to create clear, accessible websites in our initial design, the website may fail over the long run as content is added and updated. To date, less than 3% of all websites meet the accessiblity compliance standards set by law. Getting your website compliant has beneficial effects not only for your visitors and customers, but also for general SEO performance.
Web Accessibility (ADA) litigation has increased dramatically over the past several years including:
- 200% increase in lawsuits and demand letters from 2017 to 2018
- DOJ affirms ADA applies to websites since November 2018
- 2019 tripled 2018 in papers served
- Over 150,000 demand letters served to businesses since 2017
- 93% of demand letters settle outside of court for $20,000 – $150,000 on average
Luckily, there is a simple way to make sure your website is fully accessible. Slabmedia is pleased to announce it has partnered with Acessibe, the leading company creating solutions for web accessiblity today. Their AI-driven accessibility widget is second to none and covers a wide range of issues, including contrast, spoken readers, image descriptions for graphics that may be missing alt text, structural elements and more. We can install a widget for a low annual fee that will make your website fully WCAG 2.1 compliant. Click on the blue circular button in the bottom right of this screen to see what it does.