Website Accessibility Can Be an Upfront Cost with Training

As you’re initially remediating your digital assets for accessibility there is a significant cost associated with accessibility. That is because you have to hire experts to perform a manual audit and to remediate your website for accessibility. What’s very important is that you train your employees, your staff, your contractors so that they become experts … Read more

ADA Website Compliance for Beginners

The ADA Book is a great place to start when you are trying to understand ADA compliance and digital accessibility. The ADA Book is a concise overview of the legal landscape complemented by information on practical implementation and approach. And really understanding the industry and the different terms that are used. You may have seen … Read more

The Pros and Cons of “ADA Website Compliance Checkers”

 Website accessibility checkers or ADA website compliance checkers these are more appropriately referred to as automated scans or automated accessibility scans. They’re automated tools and they detect accessibility issues but the way they work is they use if-this, then-that rules. These scans are not conclusive. A scan is the start and it’s a very … Read more

No Product / Software Can Make Your Website ADA Compliant

 There is no product you can buy to make your website “ADA compliant”. I put ADA compliance in quotes because we don’t have a definitive standard that tells us exactly when we’ve made a website (or any other digital asset) ADA compliant. The legal standard for ADA Title III compliance is meaningful access. And, … Read more

The ADA Compliance Course Reduces Risk of Litigation

The ADA Compliance Course is an SOP or step-by-step instructions that website owners can give to their developers to make their websites more accessible and significantly reduce risk of litigation. This course is comprised of 15 lessons that identify an accessibility issue and then provide instructions on how you find that issue (audit) and then … Read more

ADA Website Compliance Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

I would speculate that 80% of website accessibility litigation settles for between $7,000 and $17,000. On the extreme ends $3,000 on the low side and then $23,000 on the higher side. Determining Factors The firm that’s settling if the firm is smaller less experienced reluctant to file in court that firm is likely going to … Read more

Are Wix Websites ADA Compliant? I Reviewed Their Accessibility Page

Wix has taken an updated approach to accessibility with their website builder and they’ve been proactive and so I’m on the page and I’m going to go through it and provide my thoughts from a legal lens, in terms of is this helping with litigation and preventing demand letters and complaints being filed. Let’s … Read more

WCAG 2.1 AA Guide for Beginners or Experts (Plain English)

If you need help understanding the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), my guide is completely free and is downloadable right now without any email subscription. Features: Not every detail or exception for each success criterion is covered, but the essence of each success criterion is there. I’ve organized it by the by version 2.0 and … Read more

Why Manual Website Accessibility Audits (for ADA Compliance) Cost So Much

Below are the reasons website accessibility audits cost multiple thousands of dollars. High Specialized Skill The technical knowledge and experience necessary to perform a manual audit is a rare skill set in the marketplace.  It takes a considerable amount of time and energy to gain this knowledge and experience.  And not only is knowledge of … Read more