Suddenly, Google has a record number of searches for the keyword record in 2020, that is ‘Disability Friendly Website’. This has a reason.
According to the American Tinnitus Association, 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus, a ringing or buzzing noise in the ears. Additionally, roughly 1 million people in the U.S. are functionally deaf.
Because hearing disabilities vary in intensity from person to person, you should use several different strategies for making your website accessible, including closed captions and transcripts for video and audio content.
The Americans With Disabilities Act ADA, is spurring digital-age lawsuits claiming that company websites are places of public accommodation, and must be accessible to people with vision issues, hearing impairments, and physical disabilities.
The civil rights law applies to businesses with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments, and also applies to places of public accommodation.
Avoid the Lawsuit!
2019 saw a 12% increase in ADA Title III lawsuits filed in federal court over the same time period in 2018. In the coming years, the lawsuit numbers are expected to be higher than it was 5592 in 2019.
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is being interpreted to include websites as “places of public accommodation”.
The ADA is a strict liability law which means there are no excuses/defenses for violations.
Apart from the lawsuits, Approximately, 56 million people in the USA and 1 billion people around the world are suffering from various kinds of physical disabilities. Are you missing those?
Make a disability friendly website in an utmost professional way by working with Nexwebit.
What are the important factors in ADA friendliness website :
Accessible websites assist in ensuring that people with disabilities can access and view your online information. If your website is already built, measure your website’s ADA friendless and accessibility with nexweb IT.
The first thing is to check the website images that need to place alternative (alt) text unless they are purely for decoration. For images that are purely decoration such as a bullet point or border, the alt text should be empty or null. For very long or descriptive alt text, the long description attribute should be used (longdesc). Text should be used rather than an image of text, unless the image is part of a logo or brand name.
Audio and video Ensure you have subtitles, captions or at the very least written transcripts available with video and audio content. If there is audio that plays automatically on a website, ensure that these sounds can be paused or stopped by the users. Check your audio and video has open captions (captions that are available all the time) or written transcripts and that there is a pause or stop on automatic audio on your page
Colours Ensure that there is high contrast between the colour of the text presented and that of the background. Ensure that colour is not the only prompt used to convey information (eg do not say “select the red circle to continue”). Check your contrast by ensuring that your backgrounds are dark with light text, or vice versa. We use the ‘Colour Contrast Analyser’ while building your website.
We ensure that your website text can be made larger without affecting the content or function of the page or site. We don’t use images of text for decorative sake. Check that your text can be made larger and smaller and that the page continues to make sense in Internet Explorer by selecting “view” and then “text size” and select “largest”
How can NexwebIT build or assist you in building your disability friendly website?
- Screen readability will be ensured while we will follow the proper.
- Front/Color combination/Button Placement / Functionality / and letter size optimization.
- Audibility will be ensured so that the site can meet the federal guidelines.
If you think you have a brand new website and you don’t want to, invest heavily on a new website, then just inspect yours by us.
- We can migrate or upgrade your existing websites and applications to advanced versions with utmost ease and without any downtime or loss of data.
- We do a total UX, Readability and Audibility website while upgrading your existing one.
- We will install Chat 24X7 Live functionality that viewers could use to contact admins.
- We will install a scheduling functionality that probable service buyers would be able to use to check everything that needed.