Is your website ADA Compliant?
If you don't know, then it probably is not. But why is it important? ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was first created to make all business accessible to people with disabilities. However, in 2010, the DOJ (Department of Justice) published standards for websites Design to also be ADA compliant. At first, it was only manditory for all government websites; however, now the DOJ is making it manditory for all business websites. Although the DOJ hasn't completely settled on all website requirements, several lawsuits have been filed throughout the United States and have been awarded to the plaintiffs for non-compliance. Regulations have moved forward and are expected to be enforced by 2018.
What does this mean for you?
If your website is not ADA Compliant, you are leaving yourself open to lawsuit. (see articles below)
Furthermore, just like Google created a new algorithm to detect whether or not your website is mobile friendly, and penalizes non-mobile friendly websites from its search ranking, I believe that they will very soon, do the same for websites that are not ADA compliant. When that happens, it will be almost impossible to rank your website in Google search engine.
What can you do about it?
Now is the time to get your website up to the latest ADA standards and make sure that you are set for when Google makes their algorithmic changes.
At CreationIS, we know just how to do that. We will analyze your website, suggest what changes need to be address, and make them for you. We have been building forward thinking websites since 1998, and keeping our clients ahead of the coming trends. If you would like more information on how you can get your website ADA Compliant, or would like to schedule a consultation: call: 405-254-3767.
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