The Department of Justice on Web Accessibility and the ADA
When Congress passed the ADA, its goal was to ensure the ADA would adapt to the ever-evolving technology landscape. Since 1996, the Department of Justice has consistently asserted that the ADA extends its reach to encompass web content.
Actionable plan for compliance
Certified accessibility specialists
Avoid potential lawsuits
How it works
1. Demo, Scoping, and Onboarding
We will demo your website and discuss your WCAG goals, current ADA compliance, and specifics from your lawsuit or demand letter (if applicable). Then, we’ll create a proposal outlining the audit and certification project.
2. RAMP Account and A11y Center
Sign up for RAMP to install our A11Y Center immediately. Our platform and specialists will guide you through creating an accessibility statement and assigning and training an accessibility advocate.
3. Initial WCAG Audit
We’ll conduct an exhaustive audit that tests for every WCAG success criterion using automated tools, manual code review, and assistive technologies and deliver a detailed report.
4. Accessibility Remediation & Support
We’ll assign a web accessibility specialist to support your team as they complete remediation to ensure that tasks are completed correctly and efficiently.
5. Accessibility Testing
Our team of individuals with disabilities will test your website using their assistive technologies to identify any remaining barriers. We’ll work with you to eliminate any uncovered issues.
Achieve ADA Compliance without overlays or widgets
Proper accessibility measures from the get-go save you time and spare you from potential financial burdens and reputational damage in the long run. Many have turned to us after discovering that accessibility overlays failed to shield them from ADA lawsuits.
We embrace the use of software and automated tools to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of our work. However, we don’t subscribe to instant solutions. Our belief is grounded in a proven approach – ADA compliance requires a manual process that involves identifying barriers through WCAG audits and assistive technology testing.
Follow a clear and proven path to compliance
We assist our clients in attaining and sustaining ADA compliance by implementing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The legal landscape in this regard is clear – the Department of Justice has stated that websites aligning with WCAG standards are ADA-compliant.
Accessibility is a journey that should start early and regularly; it’s never a one-time, perfect fix. By following our recommendations, we can craft extraordinary, inclusive experiences for your users, achieve ADA compliance, and protect your organization from costly ADA lawsuits.
Ditch the spreadsheets
Our audit results are exported into RAMP as remediation tasks and serve as your roadmap to accessibility. Within each task, you can:
- View the affected elements, success criteria, violation severity, and remediation instructions.
- Assign tasks and keep track of progress.
- Communicate with your specialist.