ADA Compliance is beneficial to everyone. Companies that implement accessibility are more successful. Every business and website should comply with ADA to accommodate those with disabilities.
But first, let’s go over what ADA Compliance means. ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was published by the Department of Justice, with the Standards for Accessible Design printed in September 2010. According to Interactive Accessibility, “These standards state that all electronics and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.”
This law affects EVERYONE. That includes you, me, anyone with a disability and their friends and family. Even businesses and government agencies. Self-regulation is how a company must comply with ADA.
People want to go with decent options for their products, which is a high selling point. Even if they don’t have a disability themselves, they want a company that complies with ADA standards.
Now, onto companies that have benefited.
NBC News has also benefited from help by Interactive Accessibility with the “accessibility audit of the core platform and video place” and with guidance towards support teams. Keyboard access, visual improvements, assistive technologies and support for the deaf or hard of hearing is all in place. Not only have they brought in more users, but they are also able to benefit from giving all types of users options.
Survey Monkey is another example of a website that became ADA compliant. Interactive Accessibility reviewed the survey format and trained teams on their recommendations. The results were Survey Monkey “overcame the challenge of complex form structures by creating a method of remediating complex data forms” and “created a repeatable method for creating compliant forms, co-developed with the client.”
The need for accessibility has exceeded many businesses’ original scope. Some other companies which have complied? A plethora of retail websites, health plan organizations, Fortune 100 financial institutes, healthcare companies, financial services, and national research firms. The list goes on!
Will you become ADA Compliant today? Think of the benefits. You are reaching more clients, spreading the message that you practice strong business ethics and can relate to a diverse community. This compliance is public image consultation at its highest.
Will you step up to the task at hand? Everyone is watching. Head towards the right direction today!PreviousNext »