Website Accessibility 
& ADA Compliance

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WCAG 2.1 & ADA Compliance

Website Accessibilty  & ADA Compliance

Getting compliant with the extensive list of ADA regulations can be a nightmare if you don’t have a widget like UserWay. Spending the money hiring a developer to make the changes can cost a significant amount, and you won’t know for sure if you’re protected.

The UserWay widget will make your website mostly ADA compliant and provides a certification you can post on your site that shows your compliance. But, since many of the ADA regulations are still somewhat vague, and you will need to consult a lawyer to ensure full compliance.

Maine Hosting Solutions is an Authorized Userway Agent that includes Accessibility and ADA Compliance in their All-Inclusive Web Development Plans.

So if you’re looking to save time and money from getting all the changes done yourself, read below to understand how UserWay can help you become ADA compliant.

ADA website compliance

Powerful, Scalable, Lightweight and Secure

UserWay’s cloud-based accessibility solutions provide a powerful, scalable, lightweight and secure compliance solution for your website.

Userway is installed on your WordPress website via a plugin. It then further configured to fit into your website without distracting from its design, or interfering with any navigation elements.

What Do I Need To Be ADA Compliant?

ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act, and it helps create standards that all information and electronic information needs to abide by. This helps people with disabilities like the seeing or hearing impaired to access information on the internet and other online resources. The act includes websites, and over the years, many of the bigger name brands have been susceptible to lawsuits from lawyers representing individuals with disabilities.

But you don’t have to be a multi-million dollar company to be accused of not abiding by the ADA. Hundreds of smaller websites and brands are being sued for not having the correct standards in place. Because the ADA standards are still somewhat vague in their interpretation, it can be hard to know exactly what you need to change in order to be compliant.

The suggestions below are a great starting point for knowing which changes you need to make.

  • Include alt text for all pictures
  • Video and audio on sites must have a transcript available
  • All videos must include closed captioning
  • Use proper markups for websites content
  • Present content in a meaningful order
  • Detailed instructions can’t rely on one sensory ability
  • Color alone can’t convey information
  • All audio must include user controls
  • The text needs to have the ability to be resized by 200%
  • No images of text unless necessary
  • All functions and content need to be accessed by keyboard only
  • Must be able to navigate the website using keyboard only
  • Users must be able to adjust time limits on a site
  • Animations must have the capability to be controlled by the user
  • No elements can flash more than three times in one second
  • Skip to navigation link leads people to content and pass header

These are just some of the suggestions provided, but you can see a full list of ADA compliance guidelines.

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