Digital ADA Consulting

A website or mobile app must NOT present any barriers to users with disabilities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to common programs, products and services.

Website accessibility was not originally addressed in original ADA guidelines, however, due to several high-profile lawsuits and legal settlements, the World Wide Web Consortium recently established Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, which has become the adopted standard for online ADA compliance.

  • Monitor your website and domain to ensure it’s up and running
  • Watch traffic and performance levels for your website
  • Provide proactive recommendations to scale your infrastructure up (or down) as necessary

As of January 18, 2018, all federal agencies and those who sell to or receive federal funding must be ADA compliant.

This includes government, public higher education, public K-12 schools and certain nonprofit organizations and financial institutions.

Guidelines and standards for all businesses will be formally established in the very near future.

Contact us for an initial assessment and evaluation.

ADA Compliance

Why be compliant?

  • It's the right thing to do.
  • Avert potential lawsuits and costly litigation.
  • Avoid user complaints and damage to reputation.
  • Attract more users and customers.
  • It improves your SEO.

The 4 Guiding Principles of WCAG 2.0

Is your website Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust enough to meet compliance standards? These are the guiding principles behind the law.

01. Perceivable

  • Can the content on your website be perceived by all, including assistive technologies?
  • Do you have text alternatives for appropriate non-text content?
  • Do you have video or audio that auto-plays in the background?
  • Can the text on your page be resized to up 200% without affecting structure or readability?

02. Operable

  • Are the components and navigation on your website operable for all?
  • Can you navigate through your site just by using a standard keyboard?
  • Do visitors have sufficient time to review everything on the website?
  • Do you have flashing or rapidly blinking content on your website?

03. Understandable

  • Is the information and operation of your website easily understandable for all?
  • Is your website navigation consistent across all pages?
  • Do you have appropriate error messaging for incorrectly filled forms?
  • Do you have alternate mechanisms to interpret abbreviations or unusual words?

04. Robust

  • Is your website coded properly?
  • Does it follow current web standards so that it can be read by assistive technologies?

How we can help

Upspring consultants can assess and evaluate your digital assets (website, mobile app etc.) to determine whether or not they comply with ADA requirements.

  • Assess

    Our consultants use various tools and assistive technologies during their analysis to come up with ADA recommendations.

  • Implement

    Whether it’s creating a new website or making adjustments to your current website, our in-house consultants and developers can get you where you need to be.

  • Streamline

    Digital ADA efforts may require altering existing workflows and creating new accessibility policies. Our consultants have experience assessing current workflows, implementing new business processes and training affected staff.

  • Monitor

    Compliance standards and guidelines will constantly be revised, updated and improved. Our consultants stay ahead of the curve and make proactive adjustments to your website as needed.

Contact us to learn more about our digital ADA consulting

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