Website owners are being targeted and sued for a law they are ignorant of . . .
It’s the ‘Americans with Disability Act [ADA]’ which requires businesses to make accommodations for people with disabilities in ALL their web content.
- A historic supreme court judgment last year caused a surge in website owners being sued for non-compliance with ADA.
- 1,500+ legal cases related to non-accessibility compliance in new york alone in 2018 . . .
- More than 10,000 websites sued in 2019 for their website not being ADA compliant. This number is expected to hit 100k by next year – 2020.
- Unlike GDPR, The ADA law requires no notice before a lawsuit is filed against a company for non-compliance.
Now to be ADA compliant, you need some necessary set up for ALL your web content, whether web pages, videos, etc;
- Text to speech feature
- Alt text for all images
- Zoom feature
- Accessibility policy pages and a host of others!
Because ‘ADA’ provides that web content should be accessible to the blind, deaf, and those who must navigate by voice, screen readers or other assisting technologies .