ADA Accessible Websites
BuildersUpdate can help you develop an e-commerce platform to conform with WCAG AA 2.1 criteria (widely believed to comply with
sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation and ADA Acts). The user experience we can create will enable more of your customers
to access and purchase through your custom storefront
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law enacted in 1990.
Over the years, the guidelines have changed, but the core principle of the Act is to provide reasonable accommodations to anyone with
a physical or mental disability. The passage of the ADA builds on other laws, such as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. While the ADA
does not specify websites, numerous legal cases have been interpreted by courts to apply accessibility standards to websites. In simple terms,
ADA-Accessibility websites are a must, with all content and functions accessible by those with disabilities. Failure to provide ADA-Accessibility
websites can result in significant financial penalties and legal claims against the site’s owners and operators.
These penalties can hurt your bottom line, and the costs associated with defending your company against a lawsuit can run into the thousands or even millions of dollars.
Challenges in Web Accessibility
For years, website developers have known that website accessibility is crucial, both from a regulatory perspective
as well as one that opens up new revenue potential for companies. Unfortunately, the process of building in Accessibility
was labor-intensive, costly, and ultimately ineffective. Specialist developers were needed to create accessible features on websites,
sometimes costing thousands of dollars and often incurring expensive monthly service fees.
BuildersUpdate uses EqualWeb on our website and on select e-commerce platforms to ensure site visitors have the best experience possible.
Avoid a Potential Lawsuit
, Several large websites that contain property listings are
alleged to not be ADA compliant and are being sued. Are your listings and website creating a potential liability for you? We can offer a quick solution,
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