Many have no idea website accessibility even needs to be a concern – and for an understandable reason: There is no actual law mandating compliance on the books for private companies. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires accessibility for all government websites, but no formal rule exists for private entities.
However, that has not stopped plaintiff’s law firms from sending thousands of demand letters to – and even filing lawsuits against private companies.
How is this happening with no law in place?
Under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities of “places of public accommodations”. Places of public accommodations are now being interpreted to include websites even though the ADA was passed by Congress in 1990.
Kris Rivenburgh, an attorney experienced in web development and creator of The ADA Checklist, is offering a myriad of resources and services to help companies become ADA compliant for 2019.
Kris recommends everyone start by reading The ADA Checklist available on Amazon. It’s a quick guide that distils the most important parts of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 into plain English so anyone – from executives to web developers – can better understand how to begin making their website compliant.
Although WCAG 2.0 is not the law, courts do rely upon it when determining if a website is accessible.
You can find The ADA Checklist here:
In addition, Kris has created a YouTube channel and podcast as free resources to help everyone understand how to become compliant.
Kris is also the author of The ADA Book which goes into detail with practical information on how to become in compliance as soon as possible while reducing the risk of receiving a demand letter.
You can buy The ADA Book at ADABook.com.
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