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

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

Most website accessibility litigation settles for between $5,000 and $20,000. On the extreme ends $3,000 on the low side and then $23,000 on the higher side. Determining Factors Your entity’s size definitely affects negotiations. If you can prove your operations are smaller and you have limited revenue, plaintiffs law firms are willing to settle for … 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

How to Certify a Website as ADA Compliant in 2023

Because there are no governing bodies (i.e., legal authorities) that certify websites as “ADA compliant”, the two best paths to website accessibility certification are a conformance statement and user testing report. We will see more of a market demand for certification in 2023 as demand for accessible websites, products, and services continues to surge. Conformance … Read more

2023 ADA Compliance Landscape Updates

There are multiple notable updates for the ADA website legal landscape for 2023: Let’s touch on each. “ADA Website” Litigation Decreases I fully expect the number of demand letters and lawsuits filed in state and federal court to decline in 2023.  California and New York, the two most litigious states when it comes to website … Read more