Must-know Requirements for Your Website and Business

What is ADA

ADA: Americans with
Disabilities Act.
Compliance enforcement
falls under the
governance of the U.S.
Department of Justice,
Civil Rights Division.

Why Website Accessibility Matters
    • Businesses are at risk of being sued.

Inaccessible web content means that people with disabilities are denied equal access to information.

    • Ensuring web accessibility for people with disabilities is a priority for the Department of Justice.

    In recent years, a multitude of services have moved online and people rely on websites like never before for all aspects of daily living. of daily living.

    Which Websites NEED to be ADA Compliant?


    State and local governments (Title II)

    Businesses open to the public (Title III)

    The Department of Justice has consistently taken the position that the ADA’s
    requirements apply to all the goods, services, privileges, or activities offered by
    public accommodations, including those offered on the web.

    Levels of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Conformance

    • Level A | Minimum WCAG conformance has been met, with web page and content satisfying all Level A success criteria (or a conforming alternate version is provided)
    • Level AA | The web page satisfies all WCAG Level A and Level AA Success Criteria (or a Level AA conforming alternate version is provided)
    • Level AAA | The web page satisfies all the Level A, Level AA and Level AAA Success Criteria (or a Level AAA conforming alternate version is provided)

    Most web accessibility legislation requires WCAG 2.0 conformance of Level A or Level AA.

    How to Determine if a Website is ADA Compliant

    Sources: (homepage)
    Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA |
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance | eSSENTIAL Accessibility

    Granite Creative Understands the Importance of Your Website.
    We Will:

    Perform a comprehensive audit of your website

    Identify compliance issues

    Resolve compliance issues

    Provide documentation of WCAG compliance

    Monitor and maintain your compliance level

    Resolving compliance issues:


    • May require technical and backend coding expertise
    • Can be time consuming
    • Involves staying up to date on everchanging technology and regulations


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