What is website/digital accessibility?
What does that have to do with me and my business?
Did you know that approximately 26% of Americans, which is equivalent to 1 in 4 people, live with a disability? By removing the barriers for these individuals to access your website, you’re opening up to a whole new audience before you know!
As small business owners, we have an urgent subject at hand – legal compliance. Under the ADA’s Title III, it is against the law for public-facing businesses such as restaurants, retail stores, banks, and event venues to discriminate based on ability. Failure to provide compliant web design and structure on business and organization websites exposes them to various risks, such as regulatory fines, civil lawsuits, settlements, consent orders, and high attorney fees.
By implementing an accessibility overlay on websites, the chances of being sued decrease by a substantial 85%. In fact, less than 2% of vendors who use Userway have ever faced legal action, demonstrating the effectiveness of this AI-powered solution.
Benefits of Web Accessibility Overlay Widget
Cost-friendly to small businesses
Accessibility software offers cost-effective solutions that include ongoing scanning for website violations, continuous monitoring for new content, and professional code-level remediation. Compared to traditional accessibility services, the cost of implementing an accessibility overlay is significantly lower. Additionally, these overlays provide additional business benefits and protection against liability.
It is crucial to comply with regulatory requirements such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the United States and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for digital accessibility. Failing to meet these standards can lead to penalties, lawsuits, and harm to your reputation.
By improving digital accessibility of your website, you can tap into a broader audience, including individuals with disabilities who may face barriers when accessing your products and services.
Enhanced user experience
Making your website digitally accessible benefits all users, not just those with disabilities. For example, adding captions and transcripts to videos not only assists individuals with hearing impairments but also caters to those who prefer consuming content silently.
In today’s world, we are putting more focus on recognizing the ethical and social importance of digital accessibility. Prioritizing web accessibility aligns with the notion of doing the right thing, driven by a sense of social responsibility toward every user.
Improved brand reputation
By prioritizing digital accessibility, you are showing a commitment to inclusivity and social responsibility, boosting your brand reputation and differentiating you from competitors.
What audience would find the widget helpful?
- Visual impairments
- Motor difficulties
- Cognitive impairments
- Learning disabilities
- Deafness or impaired hearing
Can you just fix my site instead?
If you’re interested in going down this path, let’s schedule a meeting to discuss through the form below.