While there isn't yet established legal consensus regarding the minimum level of accessibility on websites and whether it falls within the scope of the ADA, litigation continues to grow across the US. The best way to protect your business is to ensure your site is compliant with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This action is what the DOJ has often mandated in rulings against businesses, and makes it highly unlikely that you will be the target of litigation in the first place.
We take a three step approach to bringing your website into compliance:
- Every page is inspected using the WAVE® Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool and all errors are remedied.
- Using a screen reader, we navigate every page to make sure all content is readable and all functionality usable via keyboard.
- After ensuring the website is compliant, we outline the most common errors on the site and explain how to prevent recurrence.
And as a bonus, you may get some new customers!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the ballpark price range of a conversion?
While it varies greatly depending on the size / functionality of the website and number of errors, we typically charge between $500 and $2,500.
We will review your site and send over a quote. We request 50% payment before beginning the conversion and the rest upon completion.
Is the WAVE® Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool a foolproof method to measure accessibility?
The best method is using a screen reader to navigate a website and ensuring that every piece of content and functionality is accessible. Often this is much more complicated than simply bringing the error count to zero, but we do it because we actually care about making the web more accessible.
The WAVE tool, while not as thorough as the above method, is a good standard for quick neutral audits. In our experience it's often the same tool used in the construction of demand letters sent to businesses.
Will you change colors / font size on my website?
If there's something egregious, we will bring it up and recommend a change. Otherwise we usually don't unless it's requested.
Generally we want to avoid altering the design / branding of your website, and it would be extremely rare for your business to be a target of litigation based only on font size or color contrast, in the absence of more glaring accessibility issues.
I put a widget on my website. That's good enough, right?