Websites Accessibility and the law

Read an interview with Tom HERE to learn more about web Accessibility 
 
Listen to Tom’s Podcast HERE to learn more about Web Accessibility
Lawsuits targeting business websites over ADA violations
are on the rise. — SOURCE: LA Times, Nov. 11, 2018
If ADA Title III federal lawsuit numbers continue to be filed at the current pace, 2018’s total will exceed 2017 by 30%, fueled largely by website accessibility lawsuit continued growth.”
The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) affects websites, apps, and all other IoT (Internet of Things) applications.
Are you digitally accessible?
Don’t Be Caught Off Guard
All websites in the medical and banking and government space must provide equal access to their websites by law. However, the number of lawsuits targeting the hospitality or retail businesses (e-commerce) is growing. Besides the risk of legal action, there are good business reasons to address equal access compliance.
  • It is excellent PR.
  • It grants you access to a growing market driven by the baby boomers, over 50 million and growing.
  • It is more cost-effective to deal with this compliance issue before you start programming than after
  • If it is not fixed properly the first time, a lawsuit may come back to haunt you!
The Best Defense is a Good Offense
There is no guaranteed defense against an Equal Access lawsuit. The Reynolds Group has partnered with a court-certified auditing company that performs Live-User Audits and Support for websites, digital platforms, native iOS & Android apps and also on the IoT hardware/software integrations.
Live audits are the most reliable approach with the alternative being automated scans. Automated scans cover less than 30% of the WCAG 2.0 AA testing criteria. This very low-reliability rate is partly due to false positives the software flags. A Live-User audit is performed with sighted and blind accessibility engineers that work in teams to do the audits.
The Reynolds Group programmers have also been trained to code and design websites to be accessible. Our goal is the get the process done right the first time.
We can help you with:
    • Third-Party Live-User Audits on new and existing websites
    • Ongoing ADA support and consultation
    • Trained web development teams
    • Full design and marketing expertise
Call us to learn more and watch the VIDEO of a visually impaired person accessing a website… it’s fascinating

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